Sunday, August 05, 2007

Kick the Tires and Light the Fires

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

tri tip

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:

Survival Gourmet
Sylvie's Flickr Photos
Leanza's photobucket

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.


Deborah Eley De Bono said...

Pig candy?

sylvie1950 said...

Bacon smoked with a heaping amount of brown sugar and to taste cayenne powder which carmelizes and crisps. Fat and sugar. Pig Candy. Great stuff.

Deborah Eley De Bono said...

My two favorite food groups, fat and sugar. My mouth is watering.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like so much fun! Wish I had been there.

I've been in a lemon mood too, btw. Must be something about late Summer....don't know.