Well we had a corking evening last night as the guest cooks for SDS: Fire. The weather finally raised its game and we enjoyed a quite lovely balmy summer’s evening by the canalside. In the end about 40 came along and we had a very nice time serving you guys, so thank you for making it fun. We’re really grateful to Tom Baker and Dom Clarke, of Loaf Enterprises for their help, and for Carl and the rest of the SDS team for putting on the event.
There are some brilliant photo galleries if you are interested to see what it looked like, check out the sets from Jack Spicer Adams, Yen San Li (@ysl807) and Hannah.
The menu was: Donald Link’s cajun boudin balls (pretty much as per this recipe, but with the poblano chile swapped out for a scotch bonnet) followed by Lap’s carnitas served with pineapple salsa, pickled onions and his “no gringo” naga chile salsa. Then we had Pecan-smoked jerk ribs followed by smoked wagyu brisket, baked beans and cornbread. For puds we had apple pie, with smoked ice cream which seemed to go down a treat.
Well, that’s probably it from the Backyard Brummies this year in terms of public appearances. I go back to work in a couple of weeks and, truth be told, am looking forward to cooking some non-BBQ things for a little while. But no doubt by the time grilling season comes along next year, we’ll be raring to go again!
Like Team GB, we are still floating on air from our amazing results at our version of the Olympics – Grillstock. To recap, 1st in Chef’s Choice, 2nd in brisket, 2nd in beans, 2nd in dessert and 6th in ribs!
But we are also sad. So, so sad. Because the Backyard Brummies have never yet done a proper gig in Birmingham! And after all, we’re brummies (well, one of us is).
So we are very excited to reveal that we have teamed up – for one night only – with the Secret Dining Society and will be providing our meat-based treats at a very special event this Saturday the 18th August 2012 starting at 5pm.
The weather forecast is filthy, but I can reveal that luckily we are under cover. The weather forecast is now very fine! What could be nicer …
This will likely be your last chance in the 2012 season to get your mitts on some of our smokey treats, as well as mingling with the team where we will happily chat to you about BBQ for as long as you like.
The menu is of course a secret, but I can reveal that we will be serving some of our greatest hits!
Drinks are fully included for your £30, and virtually all the ticket price is going on meat, so you won’t go hungry.
Head over to the ticket sales page to reserve your place which are strictly limited!
Really hope to see you there, do spread the word!
Photos by @ysl807. Thanks!