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Tapas for Two

SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
edited March 13 in EggHead Forum
Tonight it was just me and the love of my life. I decided to make tapas and have several dishes. We started with marinated olives, Spanish chorizo, fontina and smoked gouda cheese. 

Next on the menu was a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing. 

This was followed by oysters roasted in the wood oven. They had a compound butter made with DP Game On rub, Chipotle Gouda, and Chipotle Cholula hot sauce. 

The next course was bread toasted over coals and drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar, S&P, and chives.

This was followed with another round of oysters. These were made with compound butter, smoked gouda, and Yellow Bird Japapeno hot sauce.

Folks, this did not suck. I’m a happy camper. Life is good. Thanks for looking. 
Coleman, Texas
Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
"Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                      YukonRon
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    You my friend are off the chain.  Outstanding brother. Outstanding. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    When's the cook book or tv show coming out? I'm serious. The food and presentation is off the charts!
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,209
    You do realize it says you and the love of your life and then there’s a pic of your wfo front and center.
    Austin, TX
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    Legume said:
    You do realize it says you and the love of your life and then there’s a pic of your wfo front and center.
    Lol, she doesn’t want in the pics...

    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    Man I love your outdoor cooking space. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 1,909
    My god, man, that is five courses of perfection! Bravo all the way around.
    Stillwater, MN
  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,211
    Wow!!! You win the internet today!!
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,463
    Outstanding food and pictures.  Your threads and pictures never disappoints.

    Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.

    Terry

    Tulsa, OK
  • $hit, I would be the love of your life if you made me food like that, Wow. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
    Other than to say I am speechless. . . I am speechless. . . 
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    What a cook and presentation.  A lot of effort to pull that together.  Great work as always and exceptional magazine quality pics.  Dang!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,481
    SciAggie said:
    Legume said:
    You do realize it says you and the love of your life and then there’s a pic of your wfo front and center.
    Lol, she doesn’t want in the pics...

    Oh, that clears things up. From the first pic, I assumed the love of your life was the oven, lovingly pictured in the background, and that you were performing a sad but beautiful ballet, you doing prep and feeding it into her fiery maw for licks of flame, only to have you pull them back out, so you could break the spell by taking pictures and munching on the goodies....Kind of like "The Shape of Water" but with fewer scales and better flavor. 

    That it is really your wife, and she is just camera shy also makes sense. 

    Seriously, though, awesome cook, awesome pics
    LBGE since 2008 and a MM from 2016
    Karubeque C-60 Dishwasher (when time is no object)
    Owner of multiple large scale refrigeration devices (sometimes too many)
    Vertically integrated BBQ and charcuterie operator, for recreational use only
    Elicitor of secrets from goats through unconventional methods
    Sourdough bread enthusiast

    Houston, TX

  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    Thanks for the comments. This cook was a lot of fun. Interestingly, it was also a laid back and easy cook. We just ate a little, cleaned the dishes, then cooked and ate a little more - rinse, wash, repeat. If it had been for a crowd it would have been different. The oysters are really special. I’ve never been a fan of oysters. I can’t imagine eating a raw ouster. These will convert anyone I think...  
    @20stone You crack me up...
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 965
    @SciAggie Awesome in every way. It is nice to slow down and reflect.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,790
    When I grow up I want to be just like you.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,904

    Dayum

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,139
    Wow... brother you have completely outdone yourself... awesome cook and love it it all..  oysters look amazing...  my love / hate with you continues....
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Looks fantastic, as always! 
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,032
    I'm Speechless! :) 

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,120
    I would try and say something clever, but my jaw is still on the floor. 

    Out-frikkin-standing , sir.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    caliking said:
    I would try and say something clever, but my jaw is still on the floor. 

    Out-frikkin-standing , sir.
    Thanks. Of course you know I’m wishing I had some English muffins for breakfast this morning...
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • Scott805Scott805 Posts: 280
    Impressed!

    Large BGE, 2 Tier Adjustable Swing Rack System, three (3) bricks from Home Depot for raised direct, Blackstone 22" Griddle - Finally have a decent table!

    Dallas, TX

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,981
    Excellent! Looks like a great time with great eats.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    I'll echo the other comments. All fine looking food. I've been tempted to try oysters, not so my wife.

    Side story. My wife and I and kids and MIL went to visit my daughter in Chi. We were looking for somewhere to eat lunch, and an apartment mate made a suggestion. Everyone heard "I know a good topless bar." I mentioned that my youngest was just 17. My MIL mentioned she was over over 67, and she thought she was still too young for a place like that. After some moments of confusion, were learned it was a "tapas" bar, something we knew nothing about.

    Turned out to be one of the best meals we'd ever had.
  • gdenby said:
    I'll echo the other comments. All fine looking food. I've been tempted to try oysters, not so my wife.

    Side story. My wife and I and kids and MIL went to visit my daughter in Chi. We were looking for somewhere to eat lunch, and an apartment mate made a suggestion. Everyone heard "I know a good topless bar." I mentioned that my youngest was just 17. My MIL mentioned she was over over 67, and she thought she was still too young for a place like that. After some moments of confusion, were learned it was a "tapas" bar, something we knew nothing about.

    Turned out to be one of the best meals we'd ever had.
    Did you guys get the $5.99 all you can eat steak and shrimp lunch combo? Our local “tapas” place has been advertising that for 20 years. I guess it’s a hit. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    gdenby said:


    Turned out to be one of the best meals we'd ever had.
    Did you guys get the $5.99 all you can eat steak and shrimp lunch combo? Our local “tapas” place has been advertising that for 20 years. I guess it’s a hit. 
    While tapas are supposed to be snacks (not all you can eat) we did end up getting stuffed at the place, Café Ba-Ba-Ree-Ba. We all ordered 2 tapas, intending to share when possible. My MIL didn't realize that the paella was in a different category, and ordered 2. We were already stuffed when the 1st pan arrived. My son and future SIL made an heroic effort, and almost everything was finished.

    Thanks goodness my son was under age. No Sangria and sherry for him, so we had a driver.



  • EggObsessedEggObsessed Posts: 659
    Beautiful food, @SciAggie!  Whereabouts are y'all in Central Texas.  We used to live in SW Austin, but moved to Lake Buchanan in November.  
    Kelley 
    Egging with No Joke Smoke (Bruce), watching sunsets on the waterfront at Lake Buchanan, TX.  BGEs: XL, Medium,  2 MiniMaxes. 36" Blackstone.
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    Beautiful food, @SciAggie!  Whereabouts are y'all in Central Texas.  We used to live in SW Austin, but moved to Lake Buchanan in November.  
    We’re south ofA ilene in Coleman. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 845
    @SciAggie love seeing your cooks and cooking area. Very impressive. 
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,669
    I think we need a live web-cam of the cooking area to watch live.
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

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