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Entry from December 08, 2012
Putting Green (a bed of parsley)

A “putting green” is a bed of parsley, tightly packed like a golf putting green. The turn-in boxes at barbecue competitions feature “putting greens,” some with shredded lettuce among the parsley. “Putting green” has been cited in print since at least 2008, when it was discussed in The BBQ Brethren Forums.


The BBQ Brethren Forums
Putting Green
SmokeMeTender
05-14-2008, 02:06 PM
As a certified judge, some of the turn-in boxes look wonderful. Do you place a layer of shredded lettuce below the parsley or just a layer of parsley to form the putting green? Just wondering how everyone makes a wonderful turn-in boxes. tongue laugh

Squeeze
05-14-2008, 02:19 PM
No Shredded Lettuce, but a ton of parsley packed tightly....

matthew burt
05-14-2008, 02:28 PM
I use shredded lerruce as a bed and then stick the parsly legs in the lettuce.

flickr
By BBQ Junkie
No real name given
This photo was taken on October 17, 2008 in Alpine, California, US.
Big Mista Creating a putting green
4th annual smoking in the park bbq competition in viejas

Kansas City Barbeque Society
Herb
05/18/2011 12:58am
Score = 7
Thighs should be of same shape and size. The bed of parsley should be TIGHT like a putting green affect so the meat can be SHOWCASED instead of ENCASED in parsley.

Diva Q
Making Parsley Turn In boxes in Advance – the Putting Green
June 15th, 2011 | Author: admin
Making parsley turn in boxes or “the putting green” as it is commonly referred to as is time consuming to say the least. First you have to find parsley no easy task sometimes. You need to find parsley that is all the same shade of green – and that looks alike.  You may decide to do a combo lettuce and parsley box or straight up lettuce the choice is yours!  I personally do parsley boxes 100% of the time.

New Times (Palm Beach, FL)
“Atomic Buffalo Turds” and Other Fascinating BBQ Slang From Our Barbecue Glossary
By Robyn Lindars Tue., Nov. 8 2011 at 7:33 AM
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Putting Green: A putting green is slang for the bed of parsley on a “turn in” box used for turning in an entry at a BBQ competition.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, December 08, 2012 • Permalink