So today was a ChillaxBBQ lite, and a massive Birthday surprise for Flash’s gorgeous wife Lucy. This was ChillaxBBQ @ Lucy Ashenhurt’s 21st Birthday. Managed by stealth, Flash had organised a massage for he and Lucy, so that all could arrive at their new gaff and be standing awaiting the SURPRISE shout and singing of happy birthday as she literally dismounted her push-bike. It worked and it worked well. Nothing was prepped as Flash had to keep it a surprise. Great work Flash, seriously the look on Lucy’s face was GOLD.
It was superb to be cooking to so many known faces, but also to so many new. Thanks for the chance Flash. We kept this one ‘lite’ because we were all friends here, and of course there was a birthday present involved. But we did push on out there on a few new items and here it comes to show those off – ChillaxBBQ @ Lucy Ashenhurt’s 21st Birthday. Oh yes!!!
Some initial shock – so we rock up with no Flash of course, as he is part of the surprise. Er no oven… Flash has no oven. Houston we have a problem. But ChillaxBBX will push on through – we is Macgyver!!!
Let me do some thank you’s…
Partner in crime Ruthers – knocked it out the park fella!!!
Roza Willis – thanks as always for the help – you were A STAR, and for the additional photos/Boomerangs that I have stolen!!!
The Alaska Guys – man that Sock Eye Salmon was insane! So so good – massive positive feedback. We hope we did it proud.
The now, Worldly Recognised and demanded ChillaxBBQ 3 cheese fondue was a cracker, 1st time served with an addition of white wine, and first time with its very own Boomerang – Chris and Ching Yin @ The Cheese Shop, Joo Chiat – BRILLIANT!!!
1st time at Flash’s new house – we at the right place? How to get in? Amy’s sad…
Our playground for this afternoon and evening. Getting prepped for the fun ahead…
SURPRISE and a VERY Happy Birthday to Lucy – YES I think she was VERY surprised… Great work Flash!!!
Our hosts, mates, fellow ChillaxBBQ cook, new tenants and of course Birthday girl. Wow!!! Now if that is not enough reason for a party – what is???
Partner in crime Ruthers, getting the smoky BBQ pork ribs marinading. Came out cracking, I hear. These were cooked after I left with Amy.
Yours truly getting the herbs chopped for the Salmon stuffing. This came out superb, it has to be said. As you can see it’s ChillaxBBQ lite, a non-uniform day today.
And the gang starts to arrive to surprise the birthday girl. Loads of babies, kids and adults for the party. Very nice!!!
It’s getting busy – Mr Willis just got in the mix with his gang.
With no oven we had to improvise to get the pork roasted. Came out OK. Two types of slow roast Singaporean style pork belly were served on spoons – one with apple mustard puree and one with balsamic reduction. To the left is the start of a new dish I made up for the party – I’ll share the recipe separately, as a few have asked for it.
Here is the finished item – the new dish. Avocado mash, chopped prawns, coriander, lime juice, chili flakes and bacon bits. We had some veggies and halal mates so left the bacon bits of half. This was cracking dish. We will be doing this again, that’s for certain!!!
Out it goes via Amy, carefully supervised by our mate Stacy – or Stacy was just waiting to pounce in the food…?
Party pies injected with tom sauce, always a favourite.
The Alaska Guys be proud – this was one absolutely AMAZING Sockeye Salmon. So so fresh. It was a massive hit at the party, everyone loved it – and I even managed to smuggle some home for Mary. Such a shit I can’t eat fish, but seem to be doing well at cooking it…?
World famous??? ChillaxBBQ Peri Peri chicken going out next. Yummo – bum burner!
Look at how big this little man is getting – so flipping cute – wow!!!
Here’s The Alaska Guys Sockeye Salmon – I chopped up 4 secret fresh herbs and added a load of lemon juice. I stuffed that in to the slits I cut on both sides, and in the cavity with sliced lemon. Olive oil, sea salt and cracked black pepper on the skin sides as well. Finally I laid lemon slices top and bottom, wrapped in silver foil and naked it for about 30 minutes. Awesome!!!
Ruthers taking out the Toma – reverse seared as usual, flamed, rested and carved – sprinkle with sea salt and Kampot pepper – beauty!
This little chap gets everywhere with everyone ha ha. Both clearly having fun ha ha!
And here is the finished Sockeye Salmon. Next up is to remove the skin, flaked it away from the bones and get it spooned up. Wait until you see the meat – it’s insane!
Check out good that looks. How amazingly pink is that!!! Incredible.
Some people even said this was the very best salmon dish they had ever eaten. We’ll take that compliment every single day of the week!!!
We did a ChillaxBBQ chili challenge lite too. Basically those who were brave enough dabbed the bottle top of Satan’s Blood Chili Oil. They then got to feel the burn of 800,000 Scoville’s of intense Chili. Strangely enough Flash ran out of milk this night!!!
World famous ChillaxBBQ 3 cheese fondue – this time with some white wine added to The Cheese Shop @ Joo Chiat Road’s amazing 3 cheese mix. Fry off some thyme, garlic, shallots, chili padi, and chopped mushrooms in some goose fat as the added amazing taste ingredient.
Fondue fun – yes this did cause a major food traffic jam when we swerved it. Ooooohs and Aaaaaahs all round. Great work ChillaxBBQ.
A fantastic party thanks Flash and Lucy. ChillaxBBQ @ Lucy Ashenhurt’s 21st Birthday. Yes it was ‘lite’, but still turned out damned amazing we think. New dishes were kickers – I loved the avocado and prawn dish, that was genius. That will be a repeat for certain. The salmon was insanely good too, that will also be back for sure. Also the wine in the fondue was a good touch too – that was legendary. Much good feedback for all the dishes from those eating. We did a great job, Ruthers, and Amy. If you want some of the same give us a bell – you will – ENJOY!!!