ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

We were all there – Rutherford, Ollie, and Soph. It was almost a company night out. It was a chance for us to ‘show-off’ at ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV, you never know there could be more customers to come. We had a fantastic night thanks to the boys that organise this every year. We can’t wait until St John’s Island. We went hard on meat tonight. In a big way.

One absolutely massive tomahawk marinated in butter and lemon salt.

One 3″ deep Wagyu steak, slow roasted for 4 hours at 90 degrees and then charred on the coals.

And a new dish of cherry wood paper smoked Wagyu.

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV, pushing some boundaries tonight, and trying a few new things. We had a brilliant party. The kids played together, as did the adults. The food was incredible from everyone that attended, as in AMAZING.

364 days and counting to Big Arse BBQ V.

Thanks to Ollie for helping me serve and also be chief photographer.

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

That is one big hunk of Wagyu – 3″ deep. Now this I slow roasted for 3 hours on 90 degrees and then seared it on BBQ, and a little thin carving. Absolutely fucking amazing, even if I do say so myself.

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

Amy, Pieter and Pavel. Yep I have no idea what Pavel is up to though, he said he had a sore throat though. Oh hold on I get it, he’s a little hoarse. Let the games commence!

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

An awesome one from Ryan – Bloody Mary tomato poppers. How cools is that as a concept. The Bloody Mary mix is the liquid you can see below, and spiked with a load of vodka and serious chili heat. BOOM. Amazing little buggers these were.

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

Cherry wood ‘paper’ smokers, soaked in water for hours and stuffed with tenderised wagyu steaks. The steaks get smoked, and then out they come when medium for some charring on the BBQ. So how did the meat come out?

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

Believe me this is medium rare, the smoke darkens the meat. Man oh man this was good good good!!! Smoky, fatty, meaty goodness!

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

My partner-in-crime showing off his meat! Oooer. Com on that seriously is one bad arse tomahawk. BUT, he let me down – no seasoning, so I smeared it with butter and seasoned it will lemon salt from the Bloody Mary poppers. I got away with it, phew!

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

And here she is now, slowly cooking on the outside of the grill. Patience is a virtue with something this size.

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

And now not lonely any more, here comes your mate Wagyu. That is one hell of a lot of meat. Its charring time, wonder how these will come out?

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

Let’s get those edges done too, hot, hot, hot!!! Nice photo Ollie.

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

That looks just about perfect in my reckoning – holy shit, amazingly good actually!

ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV

Be still my aching heart – seriously melt in your mouth meaty goodness. BOOM! Bloody brilliant.

Be still my aching heart - seriously melt in your mouth meaty goodness. BOOM! I love my new smoker papers.

Really pushing the boundaries now. One mate handed me this cheese – “what could you do with this?” A quick think, lay some foil on the BBQ, throw the cheese box on, heat through until melted, toast some baguettes – hey presto ChillaxBBQ cheese fondu – a first for us. Legendary!

There you have it folks ChillaxBBQ @ Big Arse BBQ IV. The food flew off the plates. In fact I was giving some to Ollie to take to Mary and the kids, and it never reached her ha ha. Always a good sign. So many photos taken of the meat, I felt like a celebratory, and having a queue waiting for the carving was also a first. Came out so well, if you want some, we’re a call away and I know you surely will – ENJOY!!!

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