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Smoke and Awe

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Smoke and Awe last won the day on August 8

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About Smoke and Awe

  • Birthday 08/20/1947

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    Whidbey Island, Washington
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    Cooking with fire, gardening, home coffee roasting

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  1. Smoke and Awe

    Birthday Dinner

    I was happy to be home all day and get to make my own birthday dinner, inspired by @ckreef's zucchini gratin, and @keeperovdeflame's mayo corn. The pork sirloin chops were marinated in buttermilk, then rinsed and patted dry before applying a garlic and herb rub for a couple of hours. Sirloin doesn't take long to cook, so I did the gratin first, then the chops with the corn mixture on top. This is what it's all about. Lovely.
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    Kamado Guru will stay ONLINE

    This is great news, and I know we will all contribute what we can because there is so much positive support.
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    Rainy day Saturday cook

    Cooking in the rain works just fine with kamado's. It's the cook that gets wet! Looks like it was worth the trouble.
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    Christmas Prime Rib in August!

    Always an inspiration and joy to read your cooks, so glad you're back at it. When you get to the end of a perfect day...
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    First spatchcock chicken!

    You did it!!
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    Homemade BBQ Dinner / Y2KG Tribute Cook

    What a fantastic idea, and excellent choices for the first tribute cook. I'm working on that gratin myself today, and I'll post when I finish. Yeah, I like that "Motel 6" ending, hoping we can do that. Here's a picture by my front door with that sentiment.
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    Primo Oval Jr w/ GO Cradle

    It's okay if I'm jealous, isn't it? Did not see this before with company and all, but I really like the looks of that Jr. The Primo XL was always too big for me and just sits in my grilling area so I need to clean it up and try to sell it. Anyway, great to see this in action. You should probably update us with a picture of your Bistro .
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    Just another noob

    Not too much I can add to what others have said, except welcome and I know you'll enjoy the journey once you get started!
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    New Acorn Jr Owner

    Welcome to the forum. I cook just about everything on my Akorn Jr. and it keeps on going and going and... Anyway, have fun with that little guy. The grate size is nice for a small kamado, but my only wish is that the dome was a bit higher. But really, for the price it gets the job done.
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    Hello from Spain

    Welcome to this kamado forum, where you can find about anything you need to know. My advice is to start simple, and chicken is simple but best without any extra smoke, just the lump charcoal. Post your cooks so we can cheer you on!
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    Zucchini Gratin

    I choose this recipe for my birthday on Monday and know it will be a good one for my 71 years. Please don't say goodbye!
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    First complete dinner made on my Akorn Jr.

    Absolutely a worthy entry for the August challenge! Good planning; beautiful roast, and that pie!!
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    Homemade BBQ challenge!

    Thank you for combining your party fixings with the August challenge in such a delicious way!! So many special things about your cook, but I also am interested in your potato salad recipe...
  14. Seriously, let those pan juices work for you.
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    Pork Belly 2 Ways

    I do prefer the roasted version like you've done it. When I do pork belly I don't season it too much as it has a great flavor naturally. Rendering is the key. Lately I just get thick slices at Costco and roast them like bacon. Works for me.