02 May Butchers Show Ablaze with Fire!
Sunday 29th April saw the Crackerjack BBQ Team in attendance at Dalziel (D F Dickens) Butchers Show, Nottingham.
The exhibition is specific to the Butchers industry and was hosted at Dalziels Nottingham depot of D F Dickens.
The Dalziel group serves the meat processing and retail butchery industry from 12 strategically located distribution sites throughout the United Kingdom. The company specialise in meat seasoning blends and ingredients for food processors, frozen and chilled meat, a full range of butchers supplies, crumb and battering systems, plastic casings for cooked meat applications and industrial food machinery.
The exhibition is a showcase for suppliers and hosts the Best Craft Butcher Competition, butchery skills demonstrations, Award presentations and related attractions. Visitors to the show were from all over the UK and many brought their families for a day out.
The depot yard at D F Dickens was transformed with the erection of a show marquee and display area.
WALL OF FIRE
Crackerjack BBQ was invited to provide the food for the day and to showcase the trademarked `Wall of Fire’.
The Wall of Fire is a feat of steel engineering. The huge structure consists of a steel rack with four steel mesh tiers laden with hundreds of logs standing 15 feet high. The logs are then set ablaze.
A second steel frame on wheels is positioned in front of the pyre hung with a range of meats.
Spatchcock pig, Lamb Shoulder, Pork Collar and Chicken were on the rack with skewered beef and chicken fillets live fire cooking on the shelves.
Over 1,000 portions were served by the Crackerjack team in just under four hours from both the Smoker and the Wall of Fire. On offer was Royal mint & Rosemary lamb shoulder, Memphis pulled pig in Tennessee gravy, Charcoal grilled Tandoori chicken and Scottish rib eye of beef in either soft rolls or charcoal baked wraps, with salads and sauces.
Crackerjack BBQ owner Andy Annat also demonstrated BBQ butchery skills in the main marquee. His talk was hugely entertaining as well as informative and warmly appreciated by the audience. The show closed at 4 p.m. and was a successful day for all.