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Old 07-03-2011, 11:38 AM   #51
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It's as easy as it sounds Pac. Heat up some oil, peanut oil if you have it, any flavorless oil if you don't. To a half cup of oil, I'd add about four or five tablespoons of hot pepper flakes. Simmer for about 10 min. till the oil is nice and red. Strain if you want, and I think you can keep in the fridge for ages.
Thanks. I would not have thought to use that much pepper flakes without you saying it. I think I'll make some today to have on hand.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #52
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One question, P. I am intrigued by the bacon wrapped asparagus. Wouldn't you have to cook the bejeezus out of the asparagus before the bacon is cooked enough to eat? It would be mushy by then, no?

We are having pretty much the same meal for our dinner tongiht, btw.
Well let me first say that I don't like al denté veggies. I don't get into crisp/tender. Just my tastes and I realize I am in minority here.
That said, I guess the asparagus is overcooked, but it also picks up a crispness both from the grill and cooking inside that bacon strip. It works for me.
I know some people that precook the bacon a little before wrapping it around anything, just so they don't overcook whatever they are wrapping it around. I think it sticks better wrapping it uncooked though.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:28 PM   #53
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That said, I guess the asparagus is overcooked, but it also picks up a crispness both from the grill and cooking inside that bacon strip. It works for me.
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Then, is it "real" asparagus?

OK. Understood. I am a tendercrisp guy. I will figure something out. Thanks for the idea!
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We had a few people over last night. Started out with Johnsonville hot sausages and bacon wrapped chicken wings, among others finger items. I just did bacon wrapped wings a couple of nights ago they turned out so good I had to do them again.
Dinner consisted of beer can chicken and baby back ribs in the smoker (sorry no rib pics). The ribs were Un-Real. Lots of beer were consumed as well.
I always wondered if beer can chicken really helped maintain the chicken moist. I don't see much diff among the diff cooking methods.

It's my daughter and her husband's turn to host tonight so we'll be driving over the hill into the inferno San Fernando Valley for some carne asada. He's grilling on his 26" Weber kettle.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #55
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Roadie, are those conventional chicken wings, with the bone in? That seems like a cool idea, but would it work better with tenders or something boneless, so you don't have to eat around the bone? Or does the bacon come off easily with the bite?

Rock, I think with bacon wrapped around anything you are automatically given some leeway as to anything being overdone. I'm pretty sure I read that in The Bacon Handbook
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Roadie, are those conventional chicken wings, with the bone in? That seems like a cool idea, but would it work better with tenders or something boneless, so you don't have to eat around the bone? Or does the bacon come off easily with the bite?
You know, I like your idea using chicken tenders better. Some of the bacon did separate from the chicken as I bit into them.
I'll definitely do that next time.
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Well let me first say that I don't like al denté veggies. I don't get into crisp/tender. Just my tastes and I realize I am in minority here.

I am with you here. I like my veggies either cooked or raw. Not just heated until the outer part is limp and slightly warm.
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Well let me first say that I don't like al denté veggies. I don't get into crisp/tender. Just my tastes and I realize I am in minority here.
That said, I guess the asparagus is overcooked, but it also picks up a crispness both from the grill and cooking inside that bacon strip. It works for me.
I know some people that precook the bacon a little before wrapping it around anything, just so they don't overcook whatever they are wrapping it around. I think it sticks better wrapping it uncooked though.
You're not in the minority as far as I'm concerned. I want my veggies cooked.

I even take canned butter beans, add water, butter, onion and garlic and cook an additional 1/2 hour. Then they're done IMO.
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