Tailgate at Last weeks Patriots game (image heavy)

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  1. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I went to last weeks Patriots -Bills game at Gillette Stadium with 3 friends. We Tailgated in style. Of course I was the chef and the boys didn't go hungry. Lets get to the action:

    Since We were leaving at 7am Sunday morning (gates to the lots open at 9am) I needed to start my prep Friday night . Started by dry rubbing the ribs and soaking them in Pineapple juice overnight. Also marinated a pork tenderloin in teriyaki.

    Also did some bell pepper abt's stuffed with sauted onion and garlic and fontina cheese and spices.

    Cut to Saturday afternoon. I did 4 racks of babybacks 2-2-1 method. Here's the first "2". I cut the racks in half to make them easier to handle. Also notice the pan of Dutch's Wicked beans under the ribs and the Tenderloin on the right..

    Here's the second "2".

    And here's the "1" step. I put some more pineapple juice in the foil when I wrapped them . Then I poured the juice from the foil over them right before the last hour.

    Now the peppers are on.

    Ribs and peppers all done.
  2. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Now it's gameday. Here is a Cedar plank Salmon and a half rack of ribs sauced and getting a reheat.

    Frank enjoying some Salmon.

    I think the ribs are a hit.

    Here was my view of the field. Patriots dominated all day.

    Hopefully we will be hanging another one of these next year ! Go Pats !!!

    Thanks for reading this whole thing. I didn't realize it was going to be so long. Later.
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    simply beautiful.,
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pure art Doug. Thanks for sharing. Those peppers look delicious.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A veritable tour de force in photography AND culinary superiority! You cook like the Pats have been playing :{)

    We're mighty proud of that boy from Michigan here in the Deee-troit area.

    PS: Wings start this week! Wheee!
    And, will the Detroit "Loins" make .500??
  6. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great post! Enjoyed it all. Just wish ya showed the insides of one of those Bell pepper BT's. Thanks again.
  7. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yeah, what was in the peppers under that cheese?... cause i'm getting ideas.
    oops, n.m. i saw the caption. i may have to do those w/ some pulled pork or brisket in them.
  8. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man those all looks so good. Nice job.
  9. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all the nice words.

    The peppers were a little tricky to eat because they were too big to just pop them into your mouth like a regular jalapino abt. What I ended up doing was just cutting them all up and putting them in a bowl for everyone to help themselves. (The empty plate at the top with the juice on it was the Teriyaki Tenderloin I put out as an appetizer. It disappeared in about 2 mins.)

    These had fontina cheese, sauteed vidalia onion and garlic, and onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and celery salt. Next time I think I will use a different cheese as the fontina was a little thin/watery when the peppers were reheated. I would also like to add some rice and maybe some sausage. I guess the possibilities are endless. Thats the great thing about cooking.[​IMG]
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  11. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great post & awsome photo's! We tailgate alot too ....... I mean we tailgate all day long watching games on TV.
  12. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man I'm so glad I got to go to this game. Hopefully I can say I saw a game during the perfect season.
    I just realized I went to a pre-season game this year.The Partriots played The Giants in that one. I saw the Superbowl teams[​IMG]

    GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!
  13. coldjava

    coldjava Fire Starter

    Fantastic q-view. It all looked mouth watering. Great eats Great game. Good times, too bad your not a Cowboy or Packer fan...lol[​IMG]
  14. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great q-view.... I like the idea of using bell peppers for abt's.......

  15. zdave

    zdave Fire Starter

    Looks good--especially the ribs!

    Question on the tenderloin: How did the teriyaki marinade work out for you? The last time I tried doing one like that it came out waaaaaay too salty. I really enjoy pork with asian marinades, but teriyaki and soy is always really salty. Most pork around here is "enhanced with a solution" so that adds to the issue. Tips or tricks?
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    zdave-the thing I do to cut down on the saltiness when using soy sauce or teriyaki sauce is to use the low sodium varieties and to closely monitor the use of additional salt. Instead of using garlic or onion salt I’ll use garlic or onion powder instead.
  17. having a small breakfast then looking at these is a very sad thing.

    great lookin food, congrats
  18. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man!! I just slobbered all over the keyboard! That is some fantastic looking grub. Thanks for the idea for the peppers. That will be in my next smoke. Keith
  19. wahouse8

    wahouse8 Fire Starter

    Simply Awesome!
  20. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fabulous job, Hook,...simply fabulous! How do you plan to try and top that one for THE game this Sunday?

    GO PATS!!!!


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