Saturday, March 30, 2013

B-roll Footage

I shoot pictures of most of the stuff that I cook but not everything makes it to my blog.

Reasons things might not make the cut to show up on the blog are things such as:
  • the recipe is a work in process
  • the recipe has nothing new to add in terms of content
  • I didn't like the pictures
  • I just didn't feel like posting it.
Here are some examples for cooks in the past few weeks that didn't make it.

Pasta with ham and peas

A "leftover throw together".  I was just using up leftover ham and cooked noodles.  Made a white sauce and then added some cream cheese, pepper, salt, and red pepper flake.  Added frozen peas and chopped ham and topped with chopped bacon.   

Tri-tip burgers
 
Looked pretty.


Visibly lacking fat, too lean.

Gouda on some, colby jack on some.

Great grill marks from GrillGrates.


I fresh ground a tri tip roast and a chuck roast for burgers.  I grilled a dozen burgers on the Big Green Egg in batches.  I didn't post it because the meat mixture was too lean for my tastes and the texture suffered as a result.  I have several more grinds that I am working on and my favorite will eventually be posted.

Huli Huli Chicken



This was a practice run for our upcoming Blogger Party (click here for details).  I was using the America's Test Kitchen version but divided the finishing sauce so I could use it as a baste too.  Using several quesadilla baskets like the one shown, it lets me "turn turn" (huli huli) the chicken frequently and easily so I will be able to crank a bunch out in a short period of time at the party.  Will be a future post after the party with better pictures.

Steaks



I got a good deal on two pretty T-bones (closer to Porterhouse steaks) at Food City.   Seasoned with salt and pepper, grilled and then topped with a compound butter using Dizzy Pig Cowlick seasoning.  This was just a quickie. 

While all of this stuff doesn't make it to the blog, I do post almost everything on my Nibble Me This Facebook page .  If you want to see behind the scenes, trial and error kind of stuff, follow that page.

14 comments:

  1. I thought I saw some of these before, must have been on Facebook. I definitely need that quesadilla basket!

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  2. It's obvious you are way beyond me - I would have posted all of those.

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  3. I take pictures of everything ... EVERYTHING. Ya never know how they'll turn out (the presumed money shot sometimes has a missed detail, the others have some magic you hadn't anticipated), when you'll need a photo for a different topic, or when you'll have a deadline looming and need something, anything to write about and an accompanying visual for it. And then there are the Wordless Wednesday posts, when extras can be tossed into the mix. Everyone knows that my little pink camera goes everywhere with me, and that's that!

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  4. I've got all kinds of "didn't make the blog" meals. I like your idea of posting them on Facebook. That's why they pay you the big bucks! :)

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  5. CHRIS
    YOUR REJECTS SURPASS MY MASTERPIECES. I'M USING NO LIGHTING, AN IPHONE OR IPAD AND LEAVING MY $3000 NIKON AND LENSES SIT...UNTIL I REVERT BACK TO TAKING TIME TO UPLOAD FROM THE CAMERA INSTEAD OF INSTANTLY FROM THE CLOUD, AND CARE ENOUGH TO PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO SET UP, BACKGROUNDS AND LIGHTING WHEN ITS NOT ADEQUATE, YOU GET FULL ON PREDESTRIAN PICTURE POSTS ON MY BLOG. SEND ME YOUR REJECTS, I'LL USE THEM AND TAKE CREDIT. LOL.

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  6. I'm with Larry, I would have posted all of those.... then again, if my pictures turned out like yours, I would probably just post pictures... I wouldn't even say a word!! lol

    p.s.. did you watch last nights episode?? OMG!!!!

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  7. I just liked your facebook page because I like your pictures. I also figure the more Ms. Goofy sees the Green Egg the more likely I will get one for Christmas.

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  8. Your recipes that don't make it to the blog are better than mine that do! lol! Dude your photos are ALWAYS gorgeous, no matter what! Love the pic of the gouda oozing off the burger (love all the pics, really!). And that compound butter on those steaks is intriguing me... what is it!?!?! Um, why haven't I followed your FB page yet? Cuz I'm crazy! Off to do that now!

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  9. Glad you posted these...you gave me an idea of what to make for dinner tonight - I'll use our leftover Easter ham and make your pasta and peas dish - sounds better than the ham salad/sandwich I was going to make! I only post about half the pictures that I take...because I never have the camera close by when I set the stove on fire or drop the roast on the floor or cut my finger or, or, or...

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  10. I like the peek into how you think about your blog. GREG

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  11. There's a Sunset Grill on St. Pete Beach too. But I guess most of the west coast of Florida has a Sunset Grill. i bet they're all special too. GREG

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  12. I think they all look delicious and totally blog worthy. It's too bad that burger was too lean for you because the photos make it look drool worthy!

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  13. They all have my mouth watering Chris! I didn't know there was such a thing as a quesadilla basket - I need one of those!

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