Another successful backyard BBQ event was hosted by CRocke this past weekend. This event gave us Southern California BBQ teams a chance to receive feedback from some official KCBS judges and new teams a chance to get a taste of competition. Two of us from Four Q competed and what an experience.
Big Mista prepared the ribs
and chicken while I did the
and "anything but" (Korean Short Ribs).
BigMista also prepared pig candy using apple cured bacon with brown sugar and cayenne smoked in the UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker).
A couple of weeks ago I posted about my attempts to perfect lemon squares/tarts for the anything but category. Well after looking at my practice results and considering who were the judges, I decidwd to drop the lemon stuff and go with Korean BBQ short ribs. Those who were there know I really didn't make a choice until the last mninute. I went from lemon sqaures/tarts to rose water creme brulee to lemon sour cream pound cake with marshmallows and lemon curd to the final choice of Korean short ribs. Yes I even had homemade marshmellows in the shape of pigs which I was going to plate with the lemon sour cream pound cake. I forgot to take pictures of the piglts but take my word, they were cute and tasty.
A number of folks took photos of the event. I have listed the links below:
Sylvie's Flickr Photos
Results: Well, we got 2nd place in Tri Tip. I as well as most of the participants who tasted the chicken agreed that the chicken was also first class. We went out on a limb with presentation which seems to have not been a good thing with the judges.
For complete results see the CBBQA wiki site. Hope you all (non-members)can open this link.