Foods to deal with the heat!!!!

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roadkillgrill
Cheeseburger
2012/06/24 17:43:35
Happy Summer...NOT
In da South this week we are going to reach 100+. In my case it's 98 inside the truck with the AC on and the griddle turned OFF!!! Fests and Events are nowhere to be found because of the annual heat wave.

What are some foods and recipes that you do that helps you to survive the heat?
Some of mine are:
I don't fry in the truck, period. 
Monsterous Cold cut PoBoy Combos
Chicken Salad stuffed Tomato
Fresh Pimento Cheese (I use 4 cheeses) made on the spot
 
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/24 21:57:46
Watermelon & Feta

Cold Pickles

Fresh Juice from the cooling fruits.

I want to try to make pimento cheese...but I want to use it to stuff & fry some olives or banana peppers.
Dr of BBQ
Filet Mignon
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/24 22:20:06
On your topic and sweet corn soup does sound good but watch what they do to the ribs

Fun food to start off summer

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1705075978001/
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/24 22:35:36
I know that many people are not fans of very sweet & BBQ but these ribs (mind you most of our ribs come from Chinese takeout places in this area) look really good....and refreshing.

http://kaleidoscope-media...famous-watermelon-ribs
Dr of BBQ
Filet Mignon
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/24 22:39:09
CC you have gone over the edge. Turn yourself in to the local authorities. LMAO -refreshing -OMG
 

Watermelon Pork Ribs
flesh of half watermelon, seeds removed and crushed with a fork
3 dried chillies, crushed
1 tsp ground allspice
1 stick cinnamon
3 tbsp pomegraneate molasses
4 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 bay leaves
2 tomatoes, seeds removed and finely chopped
2 tbsp brown sugar
16 pork ribs
1 inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Place all the ingredients except the ribs into a large bowl and mix well. Add the ribs and leave to marinade over night. Remove the ribs from the marinade and place with a roasting tin with a drizzle of olive oil and bake in a hot oven for 2 hours, the turn the heat down and cook for a further 30 minutes until the ribs are cooked through. Baste often with the marinade whilst cooking. These would be equally good on the BBQ.
post edited by Dr of BBQ - 2012/06/24 22:49:18
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/24 22:42:47
I know it's terrible!!

I can skip dessert and enjoy some of that rum before the ribs.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/24 23:10:24
In the oven. Fantastic. Just need some strawberries and voila!

Frozen Snickers & MIlky Way bars

Strawberry Iced tea

Advil for post-sugar headaches
roadkillgrill
Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 00:08:07
CC, what have you done to our Southern BBQ!!!!! At least it comes with it's own popsicle stick built in..lol. It's ok though, I just recently went to MExi-Southern BBQ, too many ppl around here who smoke. Needed something different. and they love it.

I think I may do some Yiddish, "borscht soup" (cold red beet soup) dang good 
I'll try the corn soup & Strawberry Tea
We all need 5-6buck entrees 

I go from 4, to 3, to 2, to... tomorrow only 1 burner for only one hour. ( I have them trained)
post edited by roadkillgrill - 2012/06/25 00:11:40
Dr of BBQ
Filet Mignon
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 00:39:15
How the hell do people identify you if your jumping all over the place in your menu and daily food specials? 
 
I'm asking if Joe Sixpack drove into your town for the 1st time and past your operation then asked somebody "What is their food like, any good?"
 
How would your customer respond?
roadkillgrill
Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 01:08:27
LOL... Mine is by name. I'm a short order cook. Everything is cooked by order. I have no warming pans. The menu changes by 80% about every 2-3 weeks. Whatever is in season.  Some items may be par cooked. ie my bbq is GriddleQ, technique taken from an old black man who had a 8x8 cinder block building and had truckers lined up. Fresh Crawfish Etouffee, Fresh Shrimp (whatever you want it on), This week is coldcut PoBoys, because of the heat index. Next week it's Spare Rib Tacos w/ fresh Corn Pico. 20% dont know what they are getting until they open it...lol but fests are a whole diff story. I cracked the Doritos this weekend. Plus I send out to 1500 on Social Media & emails every Sunday night.
roadkillgrill
Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 01:09:41
My biggest weekly special ever was "beef tongue"...LOL I did it as a joke.
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 05:01:55
Actually the watermelon ribs are from the Roadfood icon Loveless Cafe in Nashville.

http://www.lovelesscafe.c..ecipes/watermelon-ribs/

Luckily Jane & Michael Stern wrote the book on Loveless. The BBQ sauce is in the Roadfood recipe section.

The seasoned salt...

1 cup kosher salt
1/3 cup garlic salt
3 tablespoons celery salt
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1/2 tablespoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container.

I will test it with a pork shoulder in the crockpot (in the spirit of staying cool and sane). Rub bag chill overnight. Into the crock...sauced at the final hour or so. A few adjustments may need to be done...with all the double-downs in the seasoned salt and rub.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/06/25 06:21:33
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 05:19:01
Loveless Dry Rub

Ingredients
6 ounces light brown sugar ( 1/2 of a 12-oz box)
3/4 cup granulated garlic
1/2 cup black pepper
1/4 cup dried thyme
1 cup oregano, fresh, chopped
1 cup seasoning salt ( I use Loveless Seasoned Salt)
1/2 cup chili powder
1/8 cup celery salt
1/8 cup fennel seeds
1/8 cup paprika
Directions
Mix all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
When ready, rub the seasoning into all sides of your meat until it is covered. Grill or cook your meat as you prefer.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/06/25 05:21:27
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 16:57:04
Caesar Salad (or various others that are on the light side of the scale) in a Frico Cup

http://lululuathome.com/2...armesan-frico-cup.html


http://www.kitchensaremon...an-frico-cups.html?m=1

Frico Cones are fun as well. Just need a waffle cone as a base...and work quickly.


post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/06/25 17:04:08
lornaschinske
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 17:22:50
Come Thursday (delivery day), David starts selling hand dipped ice cream. We repainted the outside of the food cart. Hot food simply wasn't selling in the heat.
 

 

 

 

 
It's amazing what you can do with the help of Printmaster...
 
We'll paint the interior this winter when David pulls the cart off the street for the winter months.
roadkillgrill
Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 17:59:37
Love the  Frico Cup but to fragile for me. i do fried shells in batches and bag em. They will last a week. I think I'll do some Frico Croutons tho on the griddle.... 

Oh lorna, the ability to stick my head in a freezer.LOL.... Today 103.... 80%+ humidity . Nobody got out... I mean nobody. trailer looks good! good luck. I know ET loved ice cream
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/25 20:16:58
Frico in various forms is a good value component that goes a long way...in food cost.

I think deviled eggs would be a popular summer special at a low cost as long as there is enough to them or with them. Like Prosciutto crisps! Another popular component that can go a long way.
FriedTater
Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/28 15:20:25
David and Lorna, trailer looks good. Hope to see you guys soon and sample what David has to offer. Good luck.
lornaschinske
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/06/28 15:34:36
Today is David's first day back on the street. Ice cream was delivered this morning.
RestaurantBiz
Junior Burger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 11:25:10
Any kind of fruit - as long as you have a good cooler.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 11:41:32
Japanese Potato Salad

Carrot Salad
Dr of BBQ
Filet Mignon
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 15:14:56
I sell frozen pickles when its hot like today. Just stick them on a stick and wrap them in foil. $1.50 each
jcheese
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 18:36:16
Dr of BBQ

I sell frozen pickles when its hot like today. Just stick them on a stick and wrap them in foil. $1.50 each

Sounds like Heaven-on-a-Stick.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 18:47:44
Made from scratch Lemonade and Sno-cones!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 18:56:10
Insalata Caprese...on a stick of course!!

All the Saints approve!
roadkillgrill
Cheeseburger
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 19:11:42
Dr of BBQ

I sell frozen pickles when its hot like today. Just stick them on a stick and wrap them in foil. $1.50 each

 

Try a Southern thing... Take one of those 3/8"x4' Peppermint sticks (like you find at Christmas) and stick the whole thing in the pickle. I've never eaten one, but it's been around as long as I am old. Guess it's a Sweet ' Sour thing.
 
Red Pickles, yes red
Kool-Aid Pickles http://www.slashfood.com/2008/06/13/kool-aid-pickles-koolickles/
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Foods to deal with the heat!!!! 2012/07/03 19:28:04
Those pickle pops are adorable. Never seen or heard of them.

I love beets and these beet towers are very attractive...

http://fifteenspatulas.co...goat-cheese-napoleons/

Beet the heat!
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/07/03 19:31:53