Tag Archives: Smoked Pork

Early Morning Smoke: Pulled Pork With A Side Of Sunrise

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Until the predawn peace was broken, meaning a few choice words were uttered after running into a small stool or something in the yard. Then I’m pretty sure the creatures were all stirring, including this years garden nemesis, our new backyard chipmunk. I’m sure he was out […]

Crusty, Barky and Delicious, Smoked Pork And Pulled Awesomeness

It was early. I remember the eyes in the garden flickering in the low light, small varmints likely wondering what the heck I was doing out pre-dawn, during what I assume is their active hours. Our garden is small, but by the appetites that ravage our meager yield, the inhabitants, I think, are numerous.  By […]

BBQ Goodness, Family Get Togethers, and a T-Rex After Party

It was in the tradition of an old school “Sunday Supper” at Grandma’s house, complete with too much food, stories of the past, and plans and dreams for the future. When our family, that is currently spread out literally from coast to coast, was able to meet in the middle and sit down for a […]

Slow Smoked Stuffed Pork Roast

Winter can be a lonely time for a backyard pit jockey. The surrounds are barren, nature’s activity and the sounds associated with them are muted, only available in short, fleeting bursts. Greenery has given way to the expected dormancy. And the usual backyard conversations and laughter are all but non-existent. All of these better weather accompaniments […]

Pecan Smoked Jerk Pork with Grill Roasted Beets

Water droplets hung like lingering teardrops from a bad relationship. It was, of course, the rains. Day after day, sometimes heavy, sometimes like today. Just a swirling mist that mimics an ocean spray. Not biblical proportions mind you, but enough that area residents have started counting the days. Enough also, that an habitual griller can’t simply […]

Glazed Boneless Pork Rib End

I opened the refrigerator and stared aimlessly into the light. It may actually have turned into a Poltergeist-like situation had I not been distracted by the big hunk of pork staring back at me. A large, dense boneless rib end, just waiting to be pampered, rubbed, sauced and smoked. An that’s just what I planned […]

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin “You’re Rock Candy Baby. Hot, Sweet, and Sticky”

Sometimes, a person just needs a place to park their “sitter-onner” and see the beauty that is nature. Should that place be situated next to a barbecue pit, well, all the better. And if, in that wonderment of nature and all it has to offer, one should catch a fleeting, yet distinctive and brain etching […]

Island Ribs: No Rush, No Worries, No Problem…

A day of calm. We are in no rush today. No sir-ree. A day free from the routine work grind, along with a great sunrise in the making. I do have some work planned, mind you. But it is my work, on my time, for my benefit. No schlepping around just to make someone else a buck. […]

The Long Smoke: A Pulled Pork Story

It was finally time. Long overdue, mind you. The burning inside this pit master had been smoldering far longer than the pork butt was to be on the smoker. But today that was all going to change. It was time to scratch that itch, so to speak. It was time for the long smoke. Our Midwest summer days are now full […]

Bringin’ The Heat: Ajvar Marinated Pork Tenderloin

As grillers will do, I was sitting, thinking, pondering, and generally daydreaming about meat. Namely, a piece of pork, and more specifically, a pork tenderloin. It was to be this day’s project, and hopefully, this day’s great dinner. The only unknown was the direction in which this tenderloin was going to be taken. I thought […]