Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 4th BBQ

The fellas came over for a BBQ potluck to celebrate meat (and our independence day) and we had some delicious eatings. Enjoy the food porn for the 4th!

Our Menu
Bison and Lamb Burger
Porthos and D'Artagnan came up with a combo to die for. Such an intense beefy/lamb flavor going on, but not overpoweringly so. The ciabatta bread, the toppings of the cucumbers, feta, parsley, and jalapeno added that perfect textural and flavor contrast that just blew my mind. If this was served at a NYC restaurant, I would say this would be strongly considered as one of the top burgers in the city. Just look how perfect that sucker is cooked!

Beer Can Chicken
I've been wanting to do this for a while and it was a decent first attempt. Beer can chicken is exactly how it sounds - a beer can shoved up the chicken's butt which allows the chicken to steam from the inside. And don't worry, the chicken likes it :) The breast meat was so juicy, tender, and perfectly cooked. Good chicken flavor as well, but next time I need to add the wet rub underneath the skin and work on my smoke pouch to allow the smoke to penetrate the meat more.

Patatas Bravas
Oven roasted potatoes finished off on the grill for that smoky flavor. Add that sweet, smokey, spicy bravas sauce topped with the garlicky alioli and you get a pretty damn fun combo.

Homemade Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches
Grilled peaches are such an awesome summertime dessert and add the fun homemade ice cream and you get a real good time.

Delicious Orchard's Key Lime Pie and Apple Pie
Our buddy brought some pies from our favorite hometown food market, Delicious Orchards, and they completely rawked. I'm generally not a huge fan of key lime pie, but this was pretty damn good.

1 comment:

porthos said...

Would it be wrong to make the burgers again tomorrow?
Paired with a nice Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon?
Ohhhhhhhh Yahhhhhhhh!