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The Ultimate Playoffs food

UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
edited June 2013 in EggHead Forum
Personally, there's not many things better than cracking open a cold one and watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs "Let's go Bruins!" while complimenting it with BBQ grub. (Feel free to substitute your sport of preference) 

Our household snack of choice during our ritual are Donairs.  We used to discuss the pronunciation of these things every time we make 'em (Duh-nairs or Doh!-nairs) so we now just refer to them as "Papa Shawns" in honor of the originator or our recipe here on our forum. While preparing these ravenous snacks we often bust into dance which resembles an Irish jig while we chant "Papa Shawn! Papa Shawn! Papa Shawn!!"

All props go to Shawn and his recipe. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1138225/donairs-on-the-bbq/p1 

I like to use a combination of ground beef and lamb, though I nearly double the amount of seasoning called for in the recipe while adding smoked blacked pepper and smoked hot paprika.  I season it like I'm trying to disguise bad meat.  The intense aroma and heat is complimented oh so well with the sweat sauce which in itself is an art to make properly (hint: stir less)

I spread it out on a pizza pan and elevate it using bricks (or indirect).  Otherwise it will cook through too quickly from underneath while leaving the top a bit raw.  I'll take it off around 160 after 10 minutes or when the juices run clear.  

Just before you pull, sprinkle some water on a pita bread and heat it on a pan with a slather of butter. We prefer our bread to be a bit soggy.  

Cut the meat into strips while piping hot, add sauce and assemble with tomato and onion. Serve to guests and watch them just inhale these things. 

Side note: I like to let the meat rest in the fridge for a few hours. I always use a foodsaver container and vacuum suck the air out.  I don't know what dog tastes like but I suspect its similar to lamb that isn't fresh.   What you see in the pics is a leftover snack for two and was kept fresh using this method.


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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Nice cook but you can shove your Babybears. But for a five minute lapse in remembering how to play hockey my Leafs would be there

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
    Thanks!  As a resident of Toronto, you'll likely view me as heathen.  While hosting Leaf fans and witnessing this monumental collapse, the Papa Shauns were the only thing that saved me from my having my rib cage torn open.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    Ugh... Canucks.... Hockey.... :-?

    I was expecting chicken wings.


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  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,007
    I knew I was gonna like this thread as soon as I saw "Let's go Bruins."

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,666
    edited June 2013
    @little steven you can watch the Hawks with me, most of the team is Canucks anyway!
                                                                        
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    So are most of the Bruins. Doesn't matter...We cheer for laundry

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    UrbanEgg said:
    Thanks!  As a resident of Toronto, you'll likely view me as heathen.  While hosting Leaf fans and witnessing this monumental collapse, the Papa Shauns were the only thing that saved me from my having my rib cage torn open.

    You traitorous bastid! Where are you in Hogtown?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
    Roncesvalles!
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Parkdale eh? I shoulda figured that.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
    Parkdale eh? I shoulda figured that.
    Roncies wise guy! ;)
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Were you at the fest on the pier?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,412
    Well, no matter who you are rooting for, it's looking more and more like an Original 6 finals. Awesome!
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  • HibbyHibby Posts: 456
    Always happy for anyone who puts it to the Penguins though I'm rooting for Chicago ultimately since my lowly Blue Jackets couldn't make the cut.
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Welcome! You'll have a ton of fun and get all your answers here. Couple of wise asses but just ignore them

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
    Were you at the fest on the pier?
    No I keep missing the ones here, only been to the one in Niagara.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    I haven't been to Niagara since they started having it on Sundays. It was a great one before that. Quite a few Americans came up for it.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    little steven
    i just went back to check if 1 of the 2 americans on the bruins team scored against the leafs during the series, and yep, one did.
    :))
    :D
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    The Mutant got none though

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
    The Mutant got none though
    That term is reserved for one person.... "Thank you Kessel!"
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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35
    I haven't been to Niagara since they started having it on Sundays. It was a great one before that. Quite a few Americans came up for it.
    Ga'h. I found it disorganized.  Lineups were long and I heard too many people with grumblings that they were hungry.  Sacrilegious to hear at any BBQ fest.   
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  • UrbanEggUrbanEgg Posts: 35

    UrbanEgg said:
    I haven't been to Niagara since they started having it on Sundays. It was a great one before that. Quite a few Americans came up for it.
    Ga'h. I found it disorganized.  Lineups were long and I heard too many people with grumblings that they were hungry.  Sacrilegious to hear at any BBQ fest.   

    But this was just last year. Likely won't go again.  
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  • MJGMJG Posts: 229
    Nice cook but you can shove your Babybears. But for a five minute lapse in remembering how to play hockey my Leafs would be there

    I am not saying that your statement is false. All I will say is that if my Aunt had balls she'd be my Uncle! Big night tonight in Boston.
    Large Big Green Egg in a nest. North Shore of Boston.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    God luck to them. Think the pucking fenguins have a chance tonight?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • MJG said:



    Nice cook but you can shove your Babybears. But for a five minute lapse in remembering how to play hockey my Leafs would be there




    I am not saying that your statement is false. All I will say is that if my Aunt had balls she'd be my Uncle! Big night tonight in Boston.

    Nice line! I'm gonna steal it. Ask henapple, he'll tell you I'm good at that.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,412

    God luck to them. Think the pucking fenguins have a chance tonight?
    I think the Penguins have checked out. The looks on their faces after the OT goal said it all. Unless they get a fast start(like 3-0 in the first). 
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,007




    God luck to them. Think the pucking fenguins have a chance tonight?

    I think the Penguins have checked out. The looks on their faces after the OT goal said it all. Unless they get a fast start(like 3-0 in the first). 


    I hope you're right, but I'll stress until they're buried. And then I'll stress the Blackhawks.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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