Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tentative 2010 BBQ Contest Schedule

Here is the tentantive schedule of BBQ competitions that we will be doing this Year, you can get more information on these contest at or :

Mar 6 Snow Shoe Grilling-Abington, MA

May 28-31 Roc City Ribfest - Rochester, NY

June 5-6 Peter's Pond - Sandwich, MA

June 12-13 Rockin Ribfest - Merrimack, NH

July 2-4 I love BBQ Fest - Lake Placid, NY

July 24-25 Harpoon - Windsor, VT (only if we get selected)

Aug 7-8 Mainely Grillin' and Chillin' - Eliot, ME

Aug 20-22 Hudson Valley Ribfest - New Paltz, NY

Sept 18-19 Harvard Fall Festival - Harvard, MA

Oct 1-3 American Royal Open - Kansas City, MO

Oct 23-25 ??????

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Simply Salmon

One of my favorite fish to eat and cook is Salmon, it doesn't matter how it is prepared, from to sushi to lox and bagels or just simply grilled with a little lemon and dill.  There is just something about the flavor and the texture that I just love.
I decided to go to the local fish monger and pick out a nice Salmon fillet (about 1.75lb). It was such an awesome day, I thought it would be good to fire up the Weber and cook it with a little indirect heat with some sugar maple wood chunks for a little smoke flavor as well.
All I did to prep the Salmon was, first cut the fillet in half and then seasoned with a little bit of Smokin Hoggz all purpose rub and some brown sugar. I wanted to try out a new finishing sauce also. I made a nice Balsamic reduction glaze that came out very good, sweet with a little tang.
The salmon went on the pre heated grill (275-295) for about 40 minutes total cook time, about half way through (20 min) I applied some of the glaze and at the end of the cook as well.
The Salmon came out great, the flavor was awesome, the fish just melted in your mouth. Here are pix I took of it so you can get an idea, enjoy.