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Everything posted by ckreef

  1. Unpack and round one

    Good catch.
  2. Unpack and round one

    I love the color. Nice setup.
  3. Better late then never lol

    Well I was the one who let KismetKamado know we owed you a certificate. I like the new certificates better so your delay got you a better certificate. I figured you would put some strange poisonous bug in with berries that would ruin my taste buds and make me a crappy cook forever - LOL. That would have been a fate worse than death.
  4. Better late then never lol

    Wait a minute....... I am a challenge administrator and that was actually my challenge idea. So all this time you were plotting a fate worse than death for me? .....do tell........ LOL
  5. Better late then never lol

    Fair assessment but realize it's not just Kamado Guru. I've felt the same way on this forum on more than one occasion. But I realized it was just one member not all the members as a collective body. So I just ignored those situations and carried on. If I didn't do that I would have quit posting on this forum a long time ago.
  6. Salt Blocks seem to be a one trick pony. Walmart had one for $20 and I've always wanted to give it a try. I figured it's one trick would be scallops. I had a few scallops and a few extra large shrimp in the freezer so last night was test night. I slowly heat soaked the salt block to 500*. Seasoned the scallops and shrimp with purple crack and lemon mrytle. Scallops got 3 minutes per side. The on grill picture is a bit of a mess but that's 4 large scallops and 6 extra large shrimp. The scallops had a nice sear. The texture was spot on at md rare. They were a touch salty so next time I'll go 600* and 2 minutes per side. Seems a bit of a gimmick but a reasonable way to cook scallops and they get seasoned automatically by the salt block. This morning 10 hours later the salt block is still warm to the touch. Once heat soaked I do think you could pull the salt block off the grill and table side cook the scallops if you were looking to wow some guests.
  7. Salt Block Cooking - A Gimmick? Maybe

    They were a bit salty. I think if I could reduce the time on the salt block they wouldn't be as salty. We'll try again.
  8. Baked Stuffed Schrimp

    For me stuffed shrimp has always meant super large shrimp butterflied open with a dollop of crab stuffing on top. Will have to give what you did a try sometime.
  9. Great looking salad. I knew you couldn't resist a salad challenge - LOL
  10. Salad!!!!!

    It use to be all about winning for me. I've even won one challenge just by picking a combination I knew everyone would vote for (ribs wrapped in pig candy). Now, although I would like to win, I cook something new, unique, pushes my cooking abilities or teaches me a new technique. I do try and put forth my very best. The challenges are a bit more satisfying now that I'm not worrying about winning.
  11. Baked Stuffed Schrimp

    Definitely not your typical stuffed shrimp. Great cook all around.
  12. TY Bruce the spring rolls were definitely the star of the show.
  13. There is a salad for dinner challenge on the Guru. This is my entry. A bright fresh noodle salad with shrimp and fresh spring rolls. Served with Nuoc Cham and peanut sauces. I started by making the Nuoc Cham and peanut sauces. You start with basic recipes and customize by taste. The peanut sauce was extra tasty and Mrs skreef's favorite. (missing from the picture is some milk for the peanut sauce) The rest of the ingredients. I pan steamed the small shrimp and mushrooms in Sake, lime juice, and Basil. Now onto the spring rolls. I started by wrapping some carrots, red cabbage, bean sprouts and spring onion in a lettuce leaf. I then assembled the spring rolls. By wrapping it the way I did it assured only one layer of rice paper above the shrimp so they can easily be seen. Marinated then grilled the big shrimp. And put it all together - salad for dinner. I was very pleased with the results. For my first time making spring rolls with rice paper they came out decent. Will definitely make some more soon.
  14. Salad!!!!!

    We'll keep our eyes out for this one.
  15. Chicken Roll Up

    Nice cook.
  16. Lump charcoal

    It's definitely easier just not as fun as smoking the neighborhood out - LOL
  17. Lump charcoal

    I have made my own in the past (and that was probably me) but would want to redo my retort if I really wanted to do it on a regular basis.
  18. Lump charcoal

    For years I've mainly used RO. Decent enough, cheap and locally available. Recently I've been using Nature-Glo from my new found meat market. It's clearly rebranded RO and labeled Food Service - Not For Resale, but who really cares about that. It costs about 10ยข more per lb than RO but I'm giving my money to M&T Meats instead of Walmart or Home Depot so I'm kewl paying a little more.
  19. Roto pork loin, Reef BBq sauce, Cowboy steak

    It all looks fantastic. Those extra ingredients would have definitely kicked it up a bit. Never seen a vinegar like that. I'm a vinegar junkie so I'll keep my eyes open for that.
  20. Salad!!!!!

    Great looking salad. Good luck with the voting. I know you would love the prize.
  21. Two small sample bottles of Peach White Balsamic and a small packet of salad dressing mix. Enough to make a salad carafe of peach balsamic salad dressing and an extra sample bottle to taste etc..... No relatives on the judges panel. I don't need the prize as I have more where that came from. But I do want to win none the less.
  22. If it's the battle of the Titans we're going to need an entry from you and @bosco. I remember Bosco's pictures. Always wondered if I could even come close. For those who don't know tony rocks on the challenges and bosco has the skills for award winning food photography. They were always really hard to beat in a challenge.
  23. @Aussie Ora no worries if you win I'll send you something different. Oh wait I would have eventually done that anyway. I figured if by some miracle me or Mrs skreef win my plan was to send it to the second place winner.
  24. That's what I was thinking.
  25. Yup I loved the spring rolls.