[CH] Boston HotLuck

John Benz Fentner, Jr. (jbenz@courant.infi.net)
Sun, 31 May 1998 21:35:03 -0400

Just back from Jim & Linda McGrath's Hotluck in Concord, Mass. Endless
goodies and even the weather cooperated...the monsoon shut off at the
stroke of noon.  Jim has a new custom built trailer smoker that looks
like a cross between a Mississippi River Boat (twin stacks) and a
Stealth Bomber. Ribs, pork, beef, sausage...I'm so

John Gunterman brough Mint Chocoalte Chip Habanero ice cream. Nice an
cool and not very hot...until you stopped eating it. Several kinds of
oriental type dishes that I probly couldn't spell even if I knew what
they were. Loved the fish patties with chopped Thai chiles on top.

Lessee...what else...Deviled Eggs (with real Devil...a fresh red Thai
Chile sticking up outa each one)....Vegetarian Curry with
potatos...Barbecue Beans...Chili...Steamed Clams with green chile sauce
& lemon butter (mine...damn near blew myself up with the propane
burner)...several spicy chicken dishes...a red seafood stew with
scallops and shrimp....couple of kinds of veggie pizzas...a marvelous
Chipotle Garlic dip...Day-Glo Green Beans (those were good and I don't
even like green beans)...some kinda very hot shrimp on skewers...a big
fruit salad with chunks of fresh pineapple...and that's just the stuff I
got to before it disappeared.

Chuck Demas: "Try the Cole Slaw" Me: "Uh huh...what kinda coleslaw has
these little orange pepper halfs in it?" Yikes!

Had everything but Salsa Twister (although I dunno what went on after I
left...they were still going strong).

Jim and Linda were marvelous hosts as always. This was my third trip to
Concord and they just keep getting better and better. Should have world
class heartburn kicking in any time now. :)

John Benz Fentner, Jr.
Unionville, Connecticut, USA
"Lex Non Favet Delicatorum Votis"