2012 Lot J Community Tailgate Menu Time

I thought I would create this thread as a welcome distraction from all the #slapdickery of late.

The time us almost upon us once again. Time for grillin' and swillin'.

This year I have added a couple of important weapons to my tailgating arsenal. An easy up canopy for reprieve from the hot sun and a nice folding table. Alas I have yet to secure a football shaped cooler.

I will endeavor to grill something from the province of our opponent for each game. A wonderful idea I stole from a thread on this very board if memory serves.

On opening day I will be serving up grilled bison burgers that would make any self respecting Saskatchewanian (or is it Saskatchwanite?) green with envy. Pun intended.

Grilled Bison Burger

1 egg
4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp Keen's Dry Mustard
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup loosely packed, finely chopped, green onion (about 4 to 5 onions)
2 tsp prepared horseradish
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 lb. ground bison (approx 10% to 20% fat)

Wouldn't grilled watermelon or grilled gopher be more appropriate? :wink:

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Excellent idea!!! Grilled Grainfed Gopher Patties!!! Of course I had already planned to serve watermelon as a dessert.

What's on the menu when the Eskies come to town a1exander?

I will have to do a little research to see what sort of signature foods your lovely city is known for and would be open to suggestions from any of the locals. Any suggestions? Since you are known as the City of Champions I was leaning towards "Champion Chili" made with fresh Alberta beef.

And for dessert? Eskimo Pie of course!!!

Ginger Beef for Calgary with a side of Prairie Oysters.

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I had read that ginger beef is a Calgary signature dish but the Prairie Oysters is a nice touch!!! Never thought of that.

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Perhaps this recipe

@ backer@oldclarke: love this recipe!! May have to tweak it just a bit. Where it calls for 12 ounces of beer I'm thinking more like 12 pints. Now that's Chuckwagon Chili!!!

Man, have to try and convince the wife to want to get to the games earlier. :?

Say the word Earl and I'll be sure to pack 2 extra chairs. For the "Champion Chuckwagon Chili" when the Eskies visit I'll be making it two days in advance to let the flavours really blend. I'll be reheating it on gameday.

Freshly clubbed baby seal burgers?

You mean slaughtered seal salad? I only thought that was popular in the Northwest Yerritories. No CFL team there. Yet...

I was going more with the Eskimo side of things than Edmonton itself.

Let me work on that offer alexander appreciate that. :thup:

Alex, you stole my annual preseason thread from me! :lol:
Oh well, no trade mark rights here.
Be that as it may there is some great dishes being posted. :rockin:
Jare

Apologies Jare. With all this nice weather I just couldn't wait another day. I'm getting antsy. That being said, what will you be preparing for your turn on the grill this year?

Well Alex, since you asked.
It depends when I'm slated to cook.
If it's in the summer or on a Saturday in the fall then I'm either going to smoke a brisket serve it with au jus and some smoke tomato salad or do two variations of cedar plank salmon. A traditional version and a chipotle cedar plank version.

If it's a Friday during the fall then I'll be doing something quick, chicken souvlaki, or beef kabobs. with all the fixen's.

Jare

Damn man I hope you get that fall Saturday. The sound of that brisket with smoked tomato has me drooling on the keyboard as we speak.