BBQ Bonanza 2011 - July Wrap Up & Prizes

photo credit: Denise Woodward

BBQ Bonanza '11 Wraps First Month

What have you been grilling lately?

Turkish Chicken Brochettes - I used the spice blend my in-laws brought back from Turkey and marinated these chicken pieces in them. I had the last of the garlic scapes I'd grilled, chopped them up in some rice adding lime and cilantro. Grilling these Turkish (or Turk-ish?) skewers with these beautiful cherry tomatoes, I was reminded of the word "brochettes".

It seemed very sophisticated to me the first time I heard it. I was on one of my first "real" dates (i.e. one that didn't involve a group of kids and beer and running from the cops) at a real restaurant. Every time I have skewers with cherry tomatoes, especially over rice, I think of brochettes. All grown up and yummy. And no running.


Guest Posts in July

Thanks to our stellar posts by our first four guest posters. Each shared a recipe and a story about what "Sustainability at the Grill" means to them.

Pulled Pork Tacos - Sharon Miro

② Squid with Tamarind & Orange - Becky Selengut

③ Goat Skewers with Vinegary Herb Sauce - Mark Scarbrough & Bruce Weinstein

Channel Catfish with Chili Coconut Glaze - Martin Reed, I Love Blue Sea



And our Winners Are

We have two winners for July. Thanks to Silk Road BBQ for sponsoring us! Using the - Random number generator. I listed all of our July BBQ Bonanza comments, omitting my own, of course:

  1. Silk Road BBQ Sauce Trio - Jenni [Random Integer Generator; Here are your random numbers: 7 Timestamp: 2011-08-02 02:23:03 UTC] Jenni was #7.
  2. Goat: Meat ✼ Milk ✼ Cheese, Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein - Denise [Random Integer Generator; Here are your random numbers: 1; Timestamp: 2011-08-02 02:52:04 UTC]
Don't forget, BBQ & Grilling love continues next week...

Your comments on any BBQ Bonanza post in August enter you to win Fire it Up: 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything. Even includes recipes for goat!

A second sauce trio from Silk Road BBQ is also going to one of our commenters in August.