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2023 Chinese New Year Eve

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
edited January 22 in EggHead Forum
Had our celebration yesterday, 
not a bad start…


Shrimp and chicken soup made with seafood broth, tofu, mushroom, egg


Fried shrimp with simple S&P seasoning 


Instapot side ribs cooked in home made glutinous rice wine with shiitake mushroom and rehydrated tofu skin, they soaked up the booze like sponge!


Maple roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon


Asian salad


Leg of lamb with Five spice based Asian seasoning, sous vide 8 hours @ 144 for medium (stayed away from medium rare due to seniors and kids under five), seared in screaming hot XL after duck was done. Served with chimichurri sauce



Tried a new method for Peking duck… hung to dry overnight in the ‘walk in’ fridge with fan, XL 350 indirect, 30m breast up, 45m breast down, 30m breast up. When it finished at breast IT 165, leg 190, the skin was still kind of oily. Had to grill direct with few flips to dry and crisp up (butcher string leg bondage used for hanging came in handy for flipping). A lot of work for mediocre returns, much easier to just buy one but the lineup at local bbq places are usually crazy, I heard at one place there were 30+ ppl in line around 1pm.

Wrapped in Pac-Man bao instead of traditional crepe


Roasted black sesame seed rice balls in ginger syrup, symbolic of family togetherness 


Excuse the chaotic tasteless spread  :)


Happy Sunday all!

canuckland
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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,154
    WOW!
    Large Egg, PGS A40 gasser.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 27,109
    Amazing.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,747
    Fabulous!! :clap::clap::clap:

    I've honestly been waiting for this thread ALL WEEK =) A couple of podcasts I listen to have been talking about Lunar New Year, which immediately made me think " oh man, I can't wait to see what @Canugghead is going to throw down". You did not disappoint, my friend. What a spread!

    Wanted to make a few of things, but found out late that it is today. May still be able to make something, so stay tuned. 

    (I hope this is correct)  新年好 and 恭喜发财 to you and your family. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,598
    Wow, just wow!  Very impressive.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • BotchBotch Posts: 13,989
    What a spread!!
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  • Hope they were happy celebrations. With those cooks, would be hard for them not to be. This is easily one of the best collections of cooks I’ve seen all in one place. Well done. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,272
    Now that is an incredible cook and spread.  Way to pull it all together and deliver.  Impressive does not do that banquet justice.  You  set quite a high bar right there.  Congrats!!
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • MasterCMasterC Posts: 1,048
    Very impressive 
    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,886
    edited January 22

    I find the same thing when I'm cooking duck in the Egg tbh but you totally nailed the end result.

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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 2,651
    phenomenal eats there. What a spread!
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,367
    I will humbly admit defeat. I bow low from the waist, while exiting the room backwards. Well played.
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,680
    That Peking Duck almost makes me want to go back!  I miss the food, but not the flight!

    Nice meal!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 6,230
    Good grief!!!!
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    Been out all day, truly appreciate and humbled by all your kind comments. 
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    caliking said:
    Fabulous!! :clap::clap::clap:

    I've honestly been waiting for this thread ALL WEEK =) A couple of podcasts I listen to have been talking about Lunar New Year, which immediately made me think " oh man, I can't wait to see what @Canugghead is going to throw down". You did not disappoint, my friend. What a spread!

    Wanted to make a few of things, but found out late that it is today. May still be able to make something, so stay tuned. 

    (I hope this is correct)  新年好 and 恭喜发财 to you and your family. 
    Haha, after two Christmas get togethers and with grandkid #1’s bd next weekend, this was meant to be a small cook but it snowballed. Thanks for the pressure.

    Can’t wait for your cooks, I won’t be surprised to see fares more authentic and traditionally Chinese than ours. Mark my words😋

    Your Chinese greetings are spot on. Thanks!
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    Hope they were happy celebrations. With those cooks, would be hard for them not to be. This is easily one of the best collections of cooks I’ve seen all in one place. Well done. 
    Indeed, food is a great way to bring family/friends together. Hard to believed I never cooked before getting my first BGE, my better half still does most of the cooking though  :)
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    lousubcap said:
    Now that is an incredible cook and spread.  Way to pull it all together and deliver.  Impressive does not do that banquet justice.  You  set quite a high bar right there.  Congrats!!
    Thanks cap, never said it before, I really admire you tirelessly cooking for the folks at the firehouse/s. That’s the true high bar 🫡
    canuckland
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 5,264
    Bravo good Sir, bravo! More important than the outstanding food is the time spent with family. You are living large my friend.

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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 10,495
    Whoa!!!


    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859

    I find the same thing when I'm cooking duck in the Egg tbh but you totally nailed the end result.
    Took a refresher by reading past duck posts in the forum, more or less followed @smak’s post you recommended. What I want to try is low and slow (may be even sous vide?) and still somehow get the skin crispy, perhaps @fishlessman can chime in?
    canuckland
  • Wow, Gary, that is just FANTASTIC.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 5 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 1 Small, 1 well-used Mini
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    shtgunal3 said:
    Bravo good Sir, bravo! More important than the outstanding food is the time spent with family. You are living large my friend.
    Couldn't agree more my friend, as the saying goes everyday is a gift, at our age being able to cook and share is blessed.
    canuckland
  • danhoodanhoo Posts: 510
    Those are some tasty looking treats. 
    current: | Large BGE |  Genesis 1000 | Genesis E330 | 22 inch Kettle | Weber Summit Kamado
    sold:| PitBoss pro 820  WSM 22 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,747
    caliking said:
    Fabulous!! :clap::clap::clap:

    I've honestly been waiting for this thread ALL WEEK =) A couple of podcasts I listen to have been talking about Lunar New Year, which immediately made me think " oh man, I can't wait to see what @Canugghead is going to throw down". You did not disappoint, my friend. What a spread!

    Wanted to make a few of things, but found out late that it is today. May still be able to make something, so stay tuned. 

    (I hope this is correct)  新年好 and 恭喜发财 to you and your family. 
    Haha, after two Christmas get togethers and with grandkid #1’s bd next weekend, this was meant to be a small cook but it snowballed. Thanks for the pressure.

    Can’t wait for your cooks, I won’t be surprised to see fares more authentic and traditionally Chinese than ours. Mark my words😋

    Your Chinese greetings are spot on. Thanks!
    You're too kind. I dropped the ball this year, because I found out the date without enough to time properly prepare. Plus, it coincided with caliprince's birthday. The only thing I managed was noodles (all unbroken!), so hopefully we'll have a healthy, long life :)

    I have 2/10/24 marked on my calendar, so I can be prepared for the Year of the Dragon. Which is the same as the year I was born :) 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    @caliking thanks for the pressure a year in advance! btw, if I'm not mistaken, happy 47th this year?  ;)
    canuckland
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,747
    @caliking thanks for the pressure a year in advance! btw, if I'm not mistaken, happy 47th this year?  ;)
    correct !

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 41,206
    Insane spread!  Making and serving all that at one sitting is no small feat, especially given the technical difficulty in some of your dishes.  👏
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,859
    Insane spread!  Making and serving all that at one sitting is no small feat, especially given the technical difficulty in some of your dishes.  👏
    Thanks  :) We managed by finishing some dishes and tasks a day or two ahead. 
    canuckland
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,747
    ...

    Harvested white gold

    This pic made me swoon...

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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