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March 23, 2015

Thai Red Curry and Tamarind Pork Butt in Banana Leaves

    Thai Red Curry and Tamarind Pork Butt in Banana Leaves   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 30 mins   I love pork. Between my classes and contests, I usually have one or two pork butts in the fridge or freezer. I’m constantly tinkering with different ways to cook this versatile…

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March 11, 2015

Grilled Leaf Wrapped Chicken Bites with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce

    Grilled Leaf Wrapped Chicken Bites with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 45 mins   I enjoying sharing recipes showcasing ingredients that are not commonly found in America. When I saw frozen screwpine leaf (aka Pandan leaf) in the Asian market, I thought wouldn’t it be cool to…

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March 2, 2015

Herb Marinated Beef Skewers w/ Honey Whiskey BBQ Glaze

Herb Marinated Beef Skewers w/ Honey Whiskey BBQ Glaze   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 40 mins   When I cook beef, I like to use a wet marinade paired with a matching glaze. I often think of the glaze first before the marinade. When I noticed my of half bottle of Jack Daniels…

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February 23, 2015

Grilled Whole Prawns with Coconut Tamarind Marinade

Grilled Whole Prawns with Coconut Tamarind Marinade   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Tamarind was a common ingredient in the kitchen where I grew up as child in Penang, Malaysia. It comes from a large tree where the sticky tart pulp wraps around a few large seeds inside pods which do…

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March 18, 2015
Spring Fever contest in Austin, Part 5

Spring Fever contest in Austin, Part 5 By Donna Fong   In 2009, I was transitioning from being a BBQ judge to becoming a BBQ competition cook. I just didn’t know it yet. It took me two years to figure it out. I know it sounds funny now, but that’s what really happened. I was already separated and finally divorced…

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March 6, 2015
Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 4

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 4 By Donna Fong   Cindy and I went over the meats she purchased and then she showed me the Snake River Farms brisket that showed up at her doorstep only a day earlier. She was thrilled at Harry’s generous gift to us this weekend. Cindy had never cooked a marbled brisket like this…

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February 26, 2015
Guinea Pig 2 Contest, Rancho Mirage, California, February 21, 2015

  It doesn’t take a financial whiz to figure that being a barbecue competitor can get expensive. With entry fees on the West Coast pushing $350 and a high-dollar brisket edging past $200 with shipping, not to mention the Duroc butt and ribs that are jetted in, it’s financially challenging to compete in more than a few contests a year….

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February 26, 2015
Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 3

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 3 By Donna Fong The “Chilly” Chili & BBQ contest is in its 26th year and sponsored by the Capital City Post No. 8787, Veterans of Foreign Wars in northern Austin. To get there, I rented a car at the airport and wrestled with the Friday afternoon traffic. Coming from traffic ridden California; the…

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March 13, 2015

2015 Spring Giveaway – Snake River Farm’s Bundle

I’ve partnered with my friends at Snake River Farms to give away 1 Snake River Farm Cap of Ribeye, 1 Snake River Farm Prim Rib of Pork, 2 Snake River Farm Petite Filet Mignon and 1 Double R Ranch Porterhouse. There will be 1 winner for this Snake River Farm giveaway. The suggested retail price for this giveaway is $411.00….

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March 11, 2015

2015 Spring Giveaway – SYD Rub and 2 Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ T-Shirts

I’ve put together a package that contains 2 SYD T-Shirts and an 11 oz trio pack of SYD rub. The Rubs can be used as a rib, pork and a brisket rub. Sprinkle it on seafood or salads. Use it with potatoes or even spice up your popcorn. The Chicken Rub is the competition rub I used to win 1st…

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March 11, 2015

2015 Spring Giveaway – Thermapen from ThermoWorks

I’ve partnered with my friends at ThermoWorks to give away this ThermaPen There will be 1 winner selected for this Giveaway The Super-Fast Thermapen is a professional tool (originally designed for commercial kitchens, labs and manufacturing plants) that has become the top consumer cooking thermometer for home use. Its popularity among celebrity chefs, cooking magazines, top foodies, bloggers and competition…

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March 11, 2015

2015 Spring Giveaway – ThermoWorks DOT – Pro-Series Probe

I’ve partnered with my friends at ThermoWorks to give away this DOT – Probe-Style Alarm Thermometer Ultra simple to use – only 2 buttons, Uses Pro-Series temperature probes, Probe cable survives 700°F, Big digits are seen from a distance Splash-proof, commercial durability DOT is engineered to do one thing really well. Set your target temperature with the up or down…

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March 11, 2015

2015 Spring Giveaway – ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks

 I’ve partnered with my friends at ThermoWorks to give away 1 ChefAlarms. ThermoWorks is celebrating the 1 year release of their ChefAlarm. So there will be 1 winner for this giveaway. New from the folks who brought you the Super-Fast Thermapen, ThermoWorks, introduces the latest innovation in oven thermometers – ChefAlarm! Designed for commercial use, and loaded with features not…

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January 2, 2015

2015 Giveaway – Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18-1/2-Inch Smoker

    Want authentic smoke house flavor? The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18.5 Inch is the right smoker for you!  This is the exact smoker which has won me 20+ Grand Championships since 2008.  I regularly go up against smokers costings $15,000+ and this $299 unit is a winner in the right hands.   As part of the start of…

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January 2, 2015

2015 Giveaway – GMG Davy Crocket portable Pellet Grill with WiFi

I’ve partnered with my friends at Green Mountain Grill to give away this Davy Crockett Ultimate Tailgater Pellet Grill with open flame technology. GMG also now offers WiFi Point to Point Control  for all models. There will be one (1) lucky winner who will receive this giveaway. If you want the convenience of a pellet cooker to bring with you…

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