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bigabyte
05-14-2010, 09:09 AM
Our new category is...

"Roots!"
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/151/S221.jpg
Photo from Squidoo Vegetable Charts (http://www.squidoo.com/vegetable-charts).

...as chosen by ecode, the winner of the Mini Fowl Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84271)!

Examples would be potatoes, carrots, parsnips, etc, anything you have to dig up.

Click here to read the rules (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82799) for the BBQ Brethren Throwdown...

You may submit entries that are cooked from Friday 5/14 through Sunday 5/23.

Entry pictures must be submitted by Midnight Central US Time on Sunday night 5/23.

By submitting entry photos to this Throwdown thread you are agreeing that you have read and understand the Throwdown Rules (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82799).

The voting will begin Monday 5/24 after I submit the "Vote" thread and will run through Friday 5/28. All votes will be public.

Don't forget, you can still enter the Something Stuffed (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84213) Throwdown until Sunday night 5/16 by midnight Central time.

Our next category will be decided by the winner of the Fried Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84347)!

Best of luck and even better eats to all!

Big_T_BBQ
05-14-2010, 09:51 AM
Good Category - It's deep

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 09:58 AM
I can't wait to see what great dishes will turnip.

deguerre
05-14-2010, 10:00 AM
Wonder who I'll be rooting for.

BobBrisket
05-14-2010, 10:05 AM
You just can't beet this topic. Gonna consult my books to see if I can pull up a recipe!! You can bet I yam looking forward to this one.

Bob

Derek
05-14-2010, 10:12 AM
I may Beet around the bush on this one :)

And may use Asparagus ( It's a root plant ) so is the fruit tomato )

BigButzBBQ
05-14-2010, 10:13 AM
[insert generic yet somewhat witty root pun joke here]

Lots of ways to go with this one.

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 10:26 AM
This is great! Now I can relieve stress by cooking my caraway!

Lots of ways to go with this one.
There you go.

BobBrisket
05-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Let's get the discussion going......for grins and giggles of course.

Tomatos are not root veggies, but can be used I assume as long as a root vege is the star of the show. Asparagus, this one is a close call.

What about Onions? I can see the bulb part being used, but what about the tops? How bout garlic?

What about greens like in turnip greens? Will the greens count, or must it be the turnip only?

Again, just a friendly stir of the pot!

Bob

BigButzBBQ
05-14-2010, 10:34 AM
Let's get the discussion going......for grins and giggles of course.

Tomatos are not root veggies, but can be used I assume as long as a root vege is the star of the show. Asparagus, this one is a close call.

What about Onions? I can see the bulb part being used, but what about the tops? How bout garlic?

What about greens like in turnip greens? Will the greens count, or must it be the turnip only?

Again, just a friendly stir of the pot!

Bob

I say the star has to be the underground part. The rest can appear but are not allowed to hog the scene.

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 10:45 AM
I think if you take the following two things into consideration, it should really clear up questions good enough for you to enter a dish and for the voters to decide...

1. Rule #1 states "The dish must feature an item that matches the featured category". The word feature is there to indicate that it would be a prominent part of the dish. If people can't see the item, they might not want to vote for it.

2. Ecode's advice to me when she suggested this category was, "How about roots (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, anything you have to dig up)?".

BobBrisket
05-14-2010, 10:53 AM
I think if you take the following two things into consideration, it should really clear up questions good enough for you to enter a dish and for the voters to decide...

1. Rule #1 states "The dish must feature an item that matches the featured category". The word feature is there to indicate that it would be a prominent part of the dish. If people can't see the item, they might not want to vote for it.

2. Ecode's advice to me when she suggested this category was, "How about roots (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, anything you have to dig up)?".


Sounds good to me! The operative phrase being "dig up!" I wish my carrots were bigger, they aren't even big enough to be used as baby carrots yet.
I can't wait!!

Bob

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 11:13 AM
I think onions and garlic would count because you have to dig them up. Remember, the category is "Roots", not "Root Veggetables", which would be more limiting. However, it's not "Stalks" either. Ecode can come on here later and correct me if I am not representing her correctly on this.

BigButzBBQ
05-14-2010, 11:15 AM
I think onions and garlic would count because you have to dig them up. Remember, the category is "Roots", not "Root Veggetables", which would be more limiting. However, it's not "Stalks" either. Ecode can come on here later and correct me if I am not representing her correctly on this.

I think we have gotten to the root of it. (Why do I suddenly feel the need to go to the penalty box with that comment?)

BobBrisket
05-14-2010, 11:27 AM
I think we have gotten to the root of it. (Why do I suddenly feel the need to go to the penalty box with that comment?)
LMAO!! I was waiting for that one!:becky::laugh:

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 11:36 AM
So it is written, so shallot be done (Sorry, but it was only a matter of time before that one would leek out)

Derek
05-14-2010, 12:36 PM
So the onions could root it self into the prominent ingredient list? And this challenge will be so UP Lifting.

I defently got my roots in cooking rooted veggies.

High Q
05-14-2010, 02:50 PM
I'm going to drill a hole in a beet, fill it with sausage gravy and smoke it, then wrap the outside of it with pork sausage like a scotch egg and smoke it some more, then roll it in an egg wash, dip it in flour, deep fry it and serve it on a biscuit.

That, or I'm going to grill a 1" cube of parsnip and a 1" cube of carrot (for color) and serve it with a 24oz porterhouse.

Decisions, decisions.

rogwadd
05-14-2010, 02:53 PM
I trust that this event includes the grilled/smoked requirement? If so, I'll have to investigate my idea for my first throwdown submission. My preference is to fry, but I might be able to oil and grill my root thingy.

BigButzBBQ
05-14-2010, 02:53 PM
I'm going to drill a hole in a beet, fill it with sausage gravy and smoke it, then wrap the outside of it with pork sausage like a scotch egg and smoke it some more, then roll it in an egg wash, dip it in flour, deep fry it and serve it on a biscuit.
Decisions, decisions.

That would be awesome to see! :thumb:
Can you imagine what it would look like cut in half? :hungry:

High Q
05-14-2010, 02:55 PM
That would be awesome to see! :thumb:
Can you imagine what it would look like cut in half? :hungry:

Not nearly as good as the Fried Biscuit Ball (patent pending).

BigButzBBQ
05-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Not nearly as good as the Fried Biscuit Ball (patent pending).

I dunno, you get that beet nice and sugar smokeyed up. Mmmmm

Don't know if you can really patent a recipe :confused:

Derek
05-14-2010, 04:09 PM
Are avocado's rooted plants?

landarc
05-14-2010, 04:09 PM
I don't carrot other people are going to do, I yam surewhat will turnip will beet the starch out of tubers in the saddle.

landarc
05-14-2010, 04:12 PM
Derek, it has to be the roots themselves, not all parts of the plants. So, plant parts that are from the ground. Think potatos, yams, leeks, onions, radishes, beets, yacon, sunchokes, ginger, carrots, galangal, celeriac, peanuts etc...

There are no fruit, green leafy vegetables, beans etc...that would qualify.

Dylan's Dad
05-14-2010, 04:15 PM
I'm diggin this. :-D

BobBrisket
05-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Are avocado's rooted plants?


Here's a good list...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Root_vegetables

I have located my tuber..........:shock: Er, well, I've found the item I will be using for this throwdown if I can get it cooked up!

This one is gonna be tough.

Bob

jonboy
05-14-2010, 04:41 PM
Would boiled peanuts be legal?
jon

High Q
05-14-2010, 04:44 PM
I have located my tuber..........:shock:
Bob

Please don't touch your tuber.....this is a family show. :cop:

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 04:50 PM
If they are the root part of a plant that has to be dug out of the ground, then it qualifies.

Oh, and the grilled/smoked requirement is in place. The rules are here.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82799

SmokinAussie
05-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Well, I think I'm rooted for this one....

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 06:03 PM
What's the best wood for chicory, hickory?

landarc
05-14-2010, 06:43 PM
Let's say someone decided to smoke, say, an apple, for this root throw down and decided to use hickory root for the smoke, does the smoke constitute the bulk of the flavor mean it is cooked featuring a root for flavor?

Derek
05-14-2010, 06:44 PM
Derek, it has to be the roots themselves, not all parts of the plants. So, plant parts that are from the ground. Think potatos, yams, leeks, onions, radishes, beets, yacon, sunchokes, ginger, carrots, galangal, celeriac, peanuts etc...

There are no fruit, green leafy vegetables, beans etc...that would qualify.Thanks for the tip LandArc, By the way does an artichoke count?

bigabyte
05-14-2010, 06:50 PM
An artichoke is a flower bud, definitely not in the ground, but up in the air.

landarc
05-14-2010, 06:54 PM
Derek, keep it simple, do something fantastic featuring potatoes. Sometimes the most humble of ingredients makes the best food. Show us something great with potatoes. Potatoes and onions on the kettle, run with it man.

BobBrisket
05-15-2010, 12:19 AM
Would boiled peanuts be legal?
jon
Technically, peanuts are seeds(pods), but since you gotta dig em up, I say for sure they would qualify. They BETTER qualify as they may be a part of my entry.................Bwahhhahahahhhhahahhhah!

But BOILED.........that's like boiled ribs no?:shocked::heh::becky:

Bob

bigabyte
05-15-2010, 12:22 AM
I wouldn't know, I just put peanut butter in the crockpot. Everyone knows that's the best.

BobBrisket
05-15-2010, 12:33 AM
My entry is a PB and J sammich.......peanuts count. Let's leave it at that!:-D

BigButzBBQ
05-15-2010, 07:30 AM
Ever have one of those moments where you come up with what you think is a great idea, you just aren't sure how you are going to pull it off yet? :confused: Yeah, that is about where I am at. :Becky:

Gore
05-15-2010, 07:29 PM
Figured I'd better post this fast before Bo uses his time machine again and steals my food! The full thread is here:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84703

The peanuts were roasted on a Primo Oval and the bread was baked in the Oval also, as discussed in the above link. Hope you like creamy, 'cause that's what Ninja Squirrel likes:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/peanut/IMG_5559.jpg

I think this can be the throwdown pic:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/peanut/IMG_5555.jpg

High Q
05-15-2010, 08:38 PM
[My wife walks by the computer]

Me: Hey honey, look at this great loaf of bread and homemade peanut butter Gore made.

[Throwdown discussion ensues, explanation of 'root' throwdown follows]

Her: [incredulously] Well of course peanuts are a root vegetable

Me: Yes, honey.

Her: What's with the racoon?!

Good job Gore.

Gore
05-15-2010, 08:44 PM
[My wife walks by the computer]

Me: Hey honey, look at this great loaf of bread and homemade peanut butter Gore made.

[Throwdown discussion ensues, explanation of 'root' throwdown follows]

Her: [incredulously] Well of course peanuts are a root vegetable

Me: Yes, honey.

Her: What's with the racoon?!

Good job Gore.

I'll keep this discussion from Ninja Squirrel. No telling what he might do ... farkin' racoons!

Smokey Al Gold
05-17-2010, 07:56 AM
You need some smoked grape jelly! Looks AWESOME!

Gore
05-18-2010, 08:43 PM
Is everyone too intimidated by Ninja Squirrel to submit anything?

Fear the Squirrel!

Derek
05-18-2010, 08:48 PM
Is egg plant a root plant? and is allowed?

bigabyte
05-18-2010, 09:55 PM
Since the eggplant is picked from above ground, and not dug up, then no, it would not be allowed.

Derek
05-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Since the eggplant is picked from above ground, and not dug up, then no, it would not be allowed.Thanks bro, I just need that to clear up.

:) Too bad my onions were not the prominent factor in my dish.

southernsmoker
05-19-2010, 06:56 AM
Fear the stuffed racoon, more like it.....LOL...:becky:


How bout an order of Haggis with "neeps and tatties"...naw, I'd never get a vote fer that either...:crazy::becky:

French Onion Soup and Carrot Cake comes to mind?

Derek
05-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Fear the stuffed racoon, more like it.....LOL...:becky:


How bout an order of Haggis with "neeps and tatties"...naw, I'd never get a vote fer that either...:crazy::becky:

French Onion Soup and Carrot Cake comes to mind?Don't try knock it till you tried it bro.

Big_T_BBQ
05-19-2010, 11:22 AM
Is everyone too intimidated by Ninja Squirrel to submit anything?

Fear the Squirrel!

The Varmint shall see it's challenge today when last nights dinner is thrown down

:boxing:

southernsmoker
05-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Don't try knock it till you tried it bro.


I must be missin something?:icon_blush:

Derek
05-19-2010, 12:55 PM
I must be missin something?:icon_blush:Oh, lol.

It's a weird taste, not sure how to explain it.

Next I want to try rocky mountain oysters.
Should be a fun adventure.

FattyMac
05-19-2010, 01:37 PM
It's a weird taste, not sure how to explain it.


Haggis and Eggs is the breakfast of champions!

Second only to warm beer and cold BBQ.

BigButzBBQ
05-19-2010, 01:51 PM
Gore, although that is a beautiful bread and peanut butter that Ninja Squirrel concocted, I shall not allow it to go unchallenged! Now just need to find the time to challenge it, :laugh:

southernsmoker
05-19-2010, 02:08 PM
Oh, lol.

It's a weird taste, not sure how to explain it.

Next I want to try rocky mountain oysters.
Should be a fun adventure.

Hey Derek, I've had Haggis many times..not sure about eating bullsnutz though...put Cod Tongues & Seal Flipper Pie on your list too..I guess that I have eaten those I could muster up enough gumption to try the bulls gonads..maybe....:thumb:

Derek
05-19-2010, 02:12 PM
Hey Derek, I've had Haggis many times..not sure about eating bullsnutz though...put Cod Tongues & Seal Flipper Pie on your list too..I guess that I have eaten those I could muster up enough gumption to try the bulls gonads..maybe....:thumb:Only if I don't have to go to another country for them, I'll try them ( Call me Andrew zimmerman wanna be )

I try everything once, if I don't like then I don't have to eat it, You know what I'm saying?

Gore
05-19-2010, 05:54 PM
Fear the stuffed racoon, more like it.....LOL...:becky:


How bout an order of Haggis with "neeps and tatties"...naw, I'd never get a vote fer that either...:crazy::becky:



Oh, lol.

It's a weird taste, not sure how to explain it.



Wouldn't say it's weird. It's a peppery sausage and VERY good. Unfortunately, they're banned in the US for some arbitrary reason, so we can only get mock haggis. Southern Smoker, I take it you can get these in Newfoundland? That's a good reason for a road trip! I'd definitely consider voting for haggis, but it all depends on the other entries. Incidentally, it would qualify in the next throwdown!

Big_T_BBQ
05-19-2010, 06:07 PM
Wouldn't say it's weird. It's a peppery sausage and VERY good. Unfortunately, they're banned in the US for some arbitrary reason, so we can only get mock haggis. Southern Smoker, I take it you can get these in Newfoundland? That's a good reason for a road trip! I'd definitely consider voting for haggis, but it all depends on the other entries. Incidentally, it would qualify in the next throwdown!


You can't tease us like that :mad2:

ecode
05-19-2010, 06:49 PM
So, ... I thought I'd make an Alsatian tart. These are really good for an appetizer. I roll out the puff pastry and make a crust. I then spread cooked onions over the top. The onions are sliced and boiled first in chicken broth. I add a bit of cream also and pepper the top.

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/Bread/IMG_5352.jpg

I bake these in the Oval like a pizza (loaf of bread is optional):

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/Bread/IMG_5355.jpg

Sometimes I add bacon or prosciutto to the top:

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/Bread/IMG_5357.jpg

But then I thought, Naw, I don't want to make that. I'd rather bake a carrot cake instead!

So, I grated some carrots,

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5591.jpg

Mixed up some cake batter. People put all sorts of things in carrot cakes. I settled for coconut and pineapple.

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5592.jpg

Dusted and prepped my cake pans. I put insulators on these pans so the cake cooks more level.

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5594.jpg

Poured in my batter

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5595.jpg

and baked these on my Oval at 350* for about 40 minutes:

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5596.jpg

Of course I made a cream cheese w/white chocolate frosting

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5607.jpg

I love carrot cake

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5629.jpg

with a glass of milk

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/carrot%20cake/IMG_5636.jpg

Take the last picture, please.

Sorry to keep you waiting Ninja Squirrel, ... and there's no nuts.

landarc
05-19-2010, 07:09 PM
Hey, no special Throw Down plate?

Alan in Ga
05-19-2010, 07:12 PM
That is one tasty looking cake....:clap2:

ecode
05-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Hey, no special Throw Down plate?

Yeah, I know, it's in the dishwasher and I don't do dishes.
Maybe next time. :wink:

Smokey Al Gold
05-19-2010, 09:39 PM
Wow this is awesome so far. Too bad I don't eat lots of vegetables or I'd enter :-D

bigabyte
05-19-2010, 10:03 PM
I LOOOOOOVE Carrot Cake!
http://www.buddy-icons.info/img/smile/2007.gif

dannypat21
05-20-2010, 05:06 AM
WOW!! Carrot cake looks amazing.

Garyclaw
05-20-2010, 05:20 AM
Beautiful cake Ecode! I love carrot cake.

flyingv4me
05-20-2010, 06:58 AM
My favorite dessert! CARROT CAKE! Looks amazing!

King
05-20-2010, 08:23 AM
Here is my first throw down entry ever. Be gentle. It's a beef & cheese wrap w/ horseradish dip sauce, grilled sweet potatoes and snap peas w/mushrooms.

Here is the description thread...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85022



41042

FattyMac
05-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Here's my hat into the ring:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_y9ZgCZQcE5A/S_U18chz-bI/AAAAAAAAAvg/AB2WQYIh6yg/s800/IMGP3611.JPG

Fingerling potatoes, tossed with melted butter and BBQ rub, wrapped in bacon.

Here they are after about 30 minutes at 350* on my treager:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_y9ZgCZQcE5A/S_U192Dhg0I/AAAAAAAAAvk/_wB7n3mbsQ8/s800/IMGP3612.JPG

I gave them a light brushing of sauce in the last few minutes to make 'em look pretty.

Rounded out with a nice steak for an excellent weekday meal.

(Please use the last photo)

Desert Dweller
05-20-2010, 08:43 AM
Figured I'd better post this fast before Bo uses his time machine again and steals my food!

Dang it, foiled again! (Not a reference to foil hats, not my area of expertise!)

Desert Dweller
05-20-2010, 08:47 AM
Psst. The Ninja Squirrel has no nuts. Pass it on!

southernsmoker
05-20-2010, 09:05 AM
Nice Job FattyMac..:thumb:

BigButzBBQ
05-20-2010, 09:16 AM
Those fingerlings w/ bacon look pretty darn good. Thanks for the entry Fattymac! :thumb:

Big George's BBQ
05-20-2010, 12:10 PM
This should be good Looking forward to it Should make the Vegans happy

Smokey Al Gold
05-20-2010, 01:03 PM
Man those potatoes look awesome!

BigButzBBQ
05-20-2010, 02:05 PM
My Throwdown entry: Rootatouille Pie on the UDS.
Here is the line up: Sliced Baby Red potatoes, sliced sweet potatoes, sliced carrots, 1 medium red onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme, and black pepper.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/074.jpg
Started off by placing a foil sheet on a pizza pan. Then on went a spiraling layer of baby red potato slices.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/075.jpg
Then did a layer of sweet potato slices in a spiral as well.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/077.jpg
More olive oil was drizzled over the sweet potatoes. (If I were to make this again, at this point I would put some brown sugar on as well.) Then went on a layer of carrots followed by a little more olive oil and the spices with some more garlic.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/078.jpg
Then half onion slice went on to the top and off to the UDS we went.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/083.jpg
The UDS was chugging away at about 300 with hickory wood smoke as the sun was setting.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/089.jpg
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/092.jpg
When I brought it in, I decided to to slice it up like a pizza and serve it up in wedges. (please use this pic as my Throwdown entry.)
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Rootatouille/108.jpg
It was a truly unique taste experience. All the layers were unique and brought their own essence to the party, the carrots on top soaked up the smoke flavor, the sweet potato brought the sweetness, and the potatoes blended so well with the garlic and olive oil. Truly great. As I said before the only change I would make would be to put brown sugar on the sweet potato layer. I plan on making this again most definitely. :thumb:

deguerre
05-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Dang Butz! That's inventive. :thumb::thumb:
Oh, looks pretty tasty too.

deguerre
05-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Annnnnnnd...I can't believe anyone didn't jump on this one.

Bob Brisket has a small "carrot" y'all!

deguerre
05-20-2010, 02:37 PM
And E-Code...loves me some carrot cake. How come no grated ginger in the icing though? :wink:

deguerre
05-20-2010, 02:41 PM
And King and Fatty Mac? Got me writing those down too.

Gore! I thought the squirrel looked more like the Green Hornet, not a racoon. Eh? Have you equaled my chicken salad with your peanut butter?:becky:

BlkJeep
05-20-2010, 06:31 PM
Great entries so far. Thanks for the mouth watering shots so far!!!

Gore
05-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Lot's of great entries. I guess I need a more intimidating squirrel.

The Varmint shall see it's challenge today when last nights dinner is thrown down

:boxing:

That varmint has been ready and waiting! :tsk:

You can't tease us like that :mad2:

Sorry, I was wondering who might've caught that one. I'm hoping to persuade Chris to post these on Thursday evenings so that we have a night to think about them before we go shopping on Friday and cook on the first weekend. He did this for "fried" and I liked it. I'll give you a hint -- no, it's not a haggis throwdown: you could submit haggis, but if you live in Scotland it would probably be disqualified.

Gore
05-20-2010, 08:09 PM
Gore! I thought the squirrel looked more like the Green Hornet, not a racoon. Eh? Have you equaled my chicken salad with your peanut butter?:becky:

Guerry, was it that obvious what I was going for? I thought I disguised it pretty well, but I think there's just no equaling your chicken salad. :becky: Are you going to submit potato salad sandwiches this go-round?

We missed you last week. Alan could've used your help. Team Husbands hasn't been faring too well against Team Wives.

Alan in Ga
05-20-2010, 09:08 PM
Got my arse handed to me by Amber this week.

bigabyte
05-20-2010, 10:39 PM
I'm hoping to persuade Chris to post these on Thursday evenings so that we have a night to think about them before we go shopping on Friday and cook on the first weekend. He did this for "fried" and I liked it. I'll give you a hint -- no, it's not a haggis throwdown: you could submit haggis, but if you live in Scotland it would probably be disqualified.
Great idea, I'll go post it now!

deguerre
05-21-2010, 06:23 AM
Got my arse handed to me by Amber this week.
Me too last week by Redhot.

southernsmoker
05-21-2010, 06:56 AM
Rootatoottoot...lookin good BigButz...

BigButzBBQ
05-21-2010, 07:10 AM
Rootatoottoot...lookin good BigButz...
Thank you, thank you very much!

Chef Jim
05-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Oh what a time I had with this one. As usual I decided to just wing it. And use as many roots that I could find.

There is no name for this but Bingo absolutely loved it, Penny too. :clap2::clap2:

And they would tell me if they didn't like it.:laugh:

First, most of the stuff. Beets, Onions, (two kinds), Chicken Qtrs. Carrots, Potatoes, well you get the idea.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/Ingrediants.jpg

I rubbed the bird with my own recipe and then scored the onions like a wagon wheel, added some Yardbird and butter. Wrapped them in foil. Put the rest of the roots in a pan with some Olive Oil.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/The-rest.jpg

Then on to the Bandera. The Chicken was done first so I took it off and pulled it. Then added just a little Sweet Baby Ray's to keep it moist.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/Chicken-off.jpg

Then the Onions and Garlic. Garlic will be used as a spread for something else. But I think its a root.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/Onions-off.jpg

When the Beets were done, I peeled and sliced them. Added Yardbird and then grilled them with some butter. Yummy.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/GrillinBeats.jpg

This was all put on a platter with a bed of spinach greens, with the pulled chicken in the middle, the grilled onions on the chicken and the carrots, beets and taters around the outside.

Chris, please use this photo.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/Money-Shot.jpg

By this time, Sharon was just walking through the door. Honey, what smells so good in here. Then she saw the plate. Wow, you do have an entry for the throwdown.:-D

I served it up, and I have to say that this was one of my better creations!:thumb:

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Root%20Throwdown/Plated.jpg

Beets and onions are now among Bingo's favorites, Penny just eats whatever Bingo does so she is not left out.

Good luck to everyone!

Jonny Rotisserie
05-23-2010, 12:09 AM
For this week’s entry, I went with a tasty rotisserie grilled potato salad. I did this in the infield at the NASCAR race in Charlotte. As my pictures turned out pretty mediocre this time around, you may need to read the ingredients to understand how good this one tastes.

http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_5092.JPG



Core ingredients: red potatoes, Vidalia onions and of course… bacon.

http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_5083.JPG

After pre-cooking the potatoes, all the ingredients are combined with the following dry rub: garlic powder, paprika, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper. Everything goes into Spitmate rotisserie basket and then off to the fire. I was using my main fire pit for sirloin tip and beef ribs, so I did the potato salad over my FireTrough using coals from the fire pit.
http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_5086.JPG

Once done, the mixture is combined with mayo, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire.

This will be my entry picture:
http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_5117.JPG

--Jonny Rotisserie

Garyclaw
05-23-2010, 08:54 AM
That looks great Jonny. You staying for the Coca-Cola?

Jonny Rotisserie
05-23-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey Gary, I think I have had my fill of beer, cars and food for now. You never know, though.

Chef Jim
05-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Jonny, I like the looks of that Spitmate. good luck.

southernsmoker
05-23-2010, 02:08 PM
This is our spin on a venerable root vegetable...Delicious French Onion Soup. Prepared with garlic confit, toasted croutons, melted Gruyere cheese served in grilled onion bowls. Please use last pic.


http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/Southernbbq/P1010001-2-1-1.jpg

Getting ready:
http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/Southernbbq/prep-1.jpg
Sauteed Onions
http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/Southernbbq/onions-1.jpg



http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/Southernbbq/onion-1.jpg

Garyclaw
05-24-2010, 06:47 AM
Way to go SS! You're definitly kickin' it up a few notches with the soup in the onion bowls. Very nice! Looks mighty tasty:thumb:

bigabyte
05-24-2010, 07:24 AM
Hey look, another squirrel!:cool: Darn things breed like rabbits.

Wyobulldog
05-25-2010, 08:31 AM
There I was sold on bacon wrapped spuds, suddenly there it is Creamy Onion Soup in a grilled onion bowl. Be still my beating heart.... This is going to be tough.

Gore
05-25-2010, 08:33 AM
Ooooo, nice squirrel. I think Ninja is getting excited :shocked:

southernsmoker
05-25-2010, 04:00 PM
Ooooo, nice squirrel. I think Ninja is getting excited :shocked:


That was the most fun of the whole thing, I laughed all nite and the next day.... go figure....:crazy: