25 September 2011

Coconut Charcoal? OH YEAH

It takes some getting used to but this stuff is cleaner burns hotter and longer than hard wood charcoal. Flavor is good as well!

I have a gigantic Weber gas grill on my deck. But after purchasing a Weber charcoal grill I grill now on hardwood charcoal more than gas. Then I discovered charcoal made from coconut shells.
The concept of producing charcoal briquets from waste coconut shells began over five years ago when the two company founders,traveled to Thailand in search of investigating coconut products for the S. marketplace. After savoring delicious barbecued foods, the founding partners learned that the barbecue fuel of choice in Thailand was coconut shells. After experimenting with natural binding agents and coconut shells the founders came up with a method of producing charcoal briquets made from all natural ingredients. From a humble beginning of opening a small charcoal briquet factory in Kaiwai Thailand, the partners soon expanded to a larger facility in Thailand. Coshell Charcoal has been rigorously tested and formulated using only natural ingredients. Southeast Asia has an abundant supply of coconut shells,as well as, cornstarch and other natural ingredients which help in the manufacture of a "natural" charcoal briquet.

Tropic-Al's: Almost Surfside Dining Tropic-Al's: A Banana Republic in The Catskills

29 June 2011

Revolutinary Picnic and Carnivale Menu for July 4, 2011

Grilled wings: still working on spices, heat etc
Assorted skewerd meats including: Chicken, beef, sausages, bacon all marinated in beer
Assorted marinated char grilled veggies: peppers, onion, tomato, squash,carrot, potatoes
Sliced orange glazed duck breast over spring greens in soft taco/fajitas
Mini baked potatoes
Following grilled pitas: Mediterranean chopped salad
                                      Shrimp, Bacon, Asiago
                                      Pepperoni Pizza
                                      Blue cheese pear and carmelized onion
Grilled mushrooms with bacon and parmesan

And the usual fare: RIBS, CORN ON THE COB, salads
For the lame: hot dogs hamburgers                                 

Tropic-Al's: Almost Surfside Dining Tropic-Al's: A Banana Republic in The Catskills

30 May 2011

Tropic Al's Now Only Accepts it's Own Currency

Visitors to the island will be asked to trade in all forms of currency for Island Rum Money the official and only accepted form of cash on the island

The American Dollar is fading in value fast as gold and silver rises. We at the island are pleased to own a stash of silver and are using it to back up our own Island Rum Money currency. Now that BBQ season has finally arrived in our isolated back water we are getting ready for a summer of BBQ fun. Make plans for July 4th ammual blow out here on the island.

Tropic-Al's: Almost Surfside Dining /Tropic-Al's: A Banana Republic in The Catskills