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zydecopaws
08-05-2010, 10:31 PM
Tonight we played with our food. We are fond of MOINK, but tonight it was Fondue MOINK. First order of business? MOINK Balls on Bubba Ho-Keg using our standard recipe (http://noexcusesbbq.com/recipes/moink-balls) minus the glaze.

http://noexcusesbbq.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_2611.jpg

The MOINK was joined on the grill by some pearl onions. If you like grilled onions, youíve got to try them this way. In fact, even if you donít like onions you should try them this way. Simply put them on the grill in their skins until they soften up, them pinch off an end of the skin and squeeze the innards into your mouth. They were sweet and incredibly tasty.

But I digress. We made a cheese fondue mix with Gruyere, Emmental, and Gorgonzola cheese, some garlic, white wine, cornstarch, and brandy soaked in dried cherries (I didnít have any Kirsh, or I would have used that instead. We added some other fondue dipping essentials (bread, mushrooms, grape tomatoes) and we were ready to eat.

http://noexcusesbbq.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_2619.jpg

The meal was over the top and I'm headed to the couch to pass out very soon. And as it turns out, my timing is horrible. SmokeJumper just announced cheese as the next throwdown category, but it doesnít officially begin until midnight Friday.

And no, I donít intend to use this for BBQ Grail's 2010 MOINK Challenge (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88835) either. I have something else planned for thatÖ

SmokeJumper
08-05-2010, 10:41 PM
That looks great! From the final pic it looks like you got a perfect smooth texture which can be so hard to get right.
I'm still recovering from the Big Fat Greek Cheese Wheel but here we go again with big cheese inventions!

zydecopaws
08-05-2010, 10:52 PM
I'll admit that getting the cheese mixture on this right was the toughest part of the meal. I had to fark with it for quite awhile to get the consistency right.

Johnny_Crunch
08-05-2010, 11:16 PM
looks awesome, all food groups seem to be represented!

Chef Jim
08-05-2010, 11:30 PM
Yummy

GreasePig
08-06-2010, 01:23 AM
I'd tear that up!

Nice grub!

Norcoredneck
08-06-2010, 02:05 AM
Looks tasty. At first I thought it was a Barbarella mod

Fonda MOINK Ö

But then again it was moink Not Boink. :-D
http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2009/08/barbarella.jpg

deguerre
08-06-2010, 07:26 AM
That looks dang good for a girlie meal!

Garyclaw
08-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Very classy and tasty lookin! :clap2:

BigButzBBQ
08-06-2010, 08:48 AM
I'm missing something... Aren't you supposed to drink the leftover cheese afterwards? I mean dipping is all good but, good cheese going to waste is a crime. And why weren't the shrooms grilled? And bread toasted? And! and! Yeah....

Garyclaw
08-06-2010, 08:57 AM
I'll bet Cheese Drinking is a sport in Wisconson.:-P

BigButzBBQ
08-06-2010, 09:01 AM
I'll bet Cheese Drinking is a sport in Wisconson.:-P
Pretty much anything and drinking is sport in Wisconsin.
That's a mighty fancy cheese drinking cup that Zydecopaws has though, :heh:

BlkJeep
08-06-2010, 09:02 AM
Very nice work!!!

J_Don
08-06-2010, 09:05 AM
I'm missing something... Aren't you supposed to drink the leftover cheese afterwards? I mean dipping is all good but, good cheese going to waste is a crime. And why weren't the shrooms grilled? And bread toasted? And! and! Yeah....
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the raw shrooms. Grilling them sure brings out the flavor.

deguerre
08-06-2010, 09:24 AM
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the raw shrooms. Grilling them sure brings out the flavor.
Grilled...then DEEP FRIED. Just sayin'

Puppyboy
08-06-2010, 10:19 AM
That's almost fancy.

zydecopaws
08-06-2010, 10:56 AM
That looks dang good for a girlie meal!

Show it to Redhot and see if she gets excited. Then call it all the names you want... :heh:

I'm missing something... Aren't you supposed to drink the leftover cheese afterwards? I mean dipping is all good but, good cheese going to waste is a crime. And why weren't the shrooms grilled? And bread toasted? And! and! Yeah....

You presume there was leftover cheese when we were done. And proper fondue doesn't use toasted bread. This was fondue, not Welsh Rarebit.

I was thinking the same thing when I saw the raw shrooms. Grilling them sure brings out the flavor.

It's interesting; my comment after we were finished was "next time I'll grill the mushrooms with the onions". I had considered it, but made the mistake of actually paying attention to the fondue recipe (well, most of it anyway) and it suggested raw mushrooms. But I will say this again, get your hands on some pearl onions and cook them this way; they are out of this world.

deguerre
08-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Seriously though, marinate the mushrooms for an hour in Italian Dressing, lightly grill then cool, batter and deep fry. THEN you can dip in the cheese pool.:thumb:

zydecopaws
08-06-2010, 08:35 PM
Seriously though, marinate the mushrooms for an hour in Italian Dressing, lightly grill then cool, batter and deep fry. THEN you can dip in the cheese pool.:thumb:

Not that the MOINK fondue wasn't already, but that sounds positively decadent! :thumb:

1_T_Scot
08-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Great looking eats!

Mad Max
08-07-2010, 10:00 AM
Hmmm, I like these idea. Looks like a great appetizer.

Shiz-Nit
08-07-2010, 10:28 AM
Ahh boy that right there is callin my name. Bro I'd hit that hard and fast!!