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SmokeJumper 06-07-2010 09:59 PM

World MOINK Ball Day MONSTER Creation - MOINK Timpano!
We had a great World MOINK Ball Day with a large group of family and friends. I decided to do something a bit over the top for this Holiest of Holidays, so after cooking 60 MOINKS and putting out 30 for appetizers, I made the world's first grill-cooked MOINK Ball Timpano. Some of you may have seen this as the showcase dish on the movie Big Night. Timpano is a handmade Italian pastry that is filled with over a dozen Italian ingredients in layers. My version was made in a giant eight quart vessel and had a final cooked weight of 16 pounds. It took two days to make. After cooking, to get it out of the pan without a tragedy, I had to quickly flip all 40 lbs of pan, Timpano, and cutting board in one fluid motion. I was sweating bullets but it worked.

It was a huge hit with the crowd and half of the beast with sides fed everyone. We served it with a spinach salad and grilled lamb chops. I had the chops for a diabetic and a low-carb diet guest but they both broke down and ate huge slices anyways.

The Timpano included:
1 gallon of ragu made with smoked sweet Italian sausage and smoked veal
2.5 lbs. of rigatoni
7 hard boiled eggs
4 pounds of cheese including mozzarella, fontina, provolone, pecorino romano, fresh made ricotta
6 cups of sauteed spinach
5 kinds of plumwood smoked meats including MOINK Balls, sweet Italian sausage, genoa salami, hard italian sausage, and veal scallopini
4 beaten eggs

Making the Ragu:

Ingredient Lineup:

Rolling out pastry to 32" diameter!! - MOINK Ball for scale:

Laying down over 25 layers of ingredients:

Put on the grill indirect at 350 for 1 hour 40 minutes:

Rested it an hour and then flipped it while hiding from guests so nobody would see 16 pounds of food slide onto the floor:

Serving the first slices:

On the plate:

Thanks for sharing in my First Annual MOINK Ball Timpano cook.

Wampus 06-07-2010 10:16 PM I don't even KNOW what a Timpano is........

DAYUM, that looks great man.
Nice work. Can't even IMAGINE how the taste was.

Hoss 06-07-2010 10:38 PM

X-TREME-LY IMPRESSIVE!!!:clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::t humb::thumb::thumb:

Rookie'48 06-07-2010 10:44 PM

W-O-W !!! Good lookin' eats right there!

mwmac 06-07-2010 10:48 PM

I hope it tasted as good as it looks. Very creative:thumb:

bigabyte 06-07-2010 11:00 PM

Wow! That is truly impressive! That is worthy of an award!

Paulmark 06-07-2010 11:02 PM

Fantastic:clap2:, I remember the movie, it was a great show and so was yours, I think I'm going to have to give that a try, great post and pron thanks a lot.:-D

landarc 06-07-2010 11:38 PM

What do you not understand about 'cannot be done on the grill'? That thing is amazing, I have made timpano, but, nothing like that.

Also, is that a Kramer knife?

SmokeJumper 06-07-2010 11:58 PM


Originally Posted by landarc (Post 1304541)
What do you not understand about 'cannot be done on the grill'?



Originally Posted by landarc (Post 1304541)
Also, is that a Kramer knife?

That is a Kramer but one of the "cheaper" handmade commercial ones - not an original from his hand. I have a few in my kit from both the European and Japanese commercial collections.

There's a long story here but to make it short, I had an opportunity to get on Kramer's list years ago to have 3 knives fabricated but it was a lot of money for me at the time and a long wait so I foolishly ducked out. Ironically, as my salary has scaled so has the price of his knives ($500 per inch for my extravagantly desired specs) and he doesn't even accept orders anymore unless your name ends in Keller. I am on his lottery list so I have a whopping 0.1% chance of getting an order in next year. I wish someone would just give me one as a gift.:pray:

Ron_L 06-08-2010 12:11 AM

Oh! My! Farking! Goodness!!!

landarc 06-08-2010 12:33 AM

I had the chance to pick up an impeccably clean used Kramer chef's knife, for $600, but, could not pull the trigger, now the Shun versions cost almost as much. Oh well, I also had a chance to buy Microsoft stock back in 1978, I think it was.

BBQ Grail 06-08-2010 12:46 AM

I'm farking speechless...

Jersey Joe 06-08-2010 01:55 AM

they want "2 starches"?...
maybe I'll take the risotto off the menu and offer a "hot dog".


dannypat21 06-08-2010 02:57 AM

You definetely won the Timpano Throwdown. Looks great.

SmokinAussie 06-08-2010 03:59 AM

Smoke Jumper... you are a winner.

While the Lamb Chop was an afterthought and essentially a "side" to the Timpano, I can see that little loin chop is perfectly cooked and needs to be awarded...

Smoke Jumper, you are the second Brethren to be awarded the..... ALF Tick of Approval..



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