Tough Category Talk...World Bacon Championships @ Roc City Ribfest
Ok Brethren...at Roc City the NEBS Grilling Comp is going to be very very interesting. I think the first category (Bacon in a Box) is almost evil. I am truely stumped. Anyone want to throw out any suggestions...I need help on this one.
Here are th rules and category descriptions to get some chat going.
1. “Bacon” is definition as smoked pork belly for every category. No Canadian bacon, ham, prosciutto, or un-smoked un-cured pork belly is allowed.
2. You may use store bought bacon (smoked pork belly) or cure and smoke your own pork belly before the event.
3. Only wood, pellets or charcoal shall be used. No gas or electric may be used in the preparation or cooking of any of the components including sauces.
Bacon in a Box (12:00pm Turn-in)
A true test of meat selection and cooking skills...No garnish, sauce or rub may be applied to the bacon...Rub is only allowed if it was applied during the curing and smoking of the pork belly...No GarnishNo SauceNo Rub9x9 Container
Wrapped In (12:30pm Turn-in)
Any protein, vegetable or other edible item wrapped in bacon
Your wrapped item can be a mixture of other edible items, such as meatballs or stuffed jalapenos...No dessert items...NEBS Standard Garnish9x9 Container
Savory Dish aka no dessert! (1:00pm Turn-in)
Any savory dish with bacon...Judges will be looking for the dish the best highlights the bacon...No dessert items...No items wrapped in bacon...Open Garnish9x9 Container
Dessert (1:30pm Turn-in)
Any dessert with bacon...No store bought cakes, brownies, muffins, doughnuts pastries, pies or cookies allowed, store bought ice cream is allowed
Final assembly and the cooking of at least one main component must be done on site...No savory dishes...Any container/platter/dish is allowed for presentation...Open GarnishOpen Container
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