Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Asian Pork Belly Cocktail Skewers

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Alexis and I made these fantastic little gems to take to a deck party at a friends house last weekend.  The Luxardo cherry, teriyaki grilled pineapple, and honey-sriracha glazed pork belly were a powerful combination, and they disappeared pretty quickly.

Cocktail skewers are fun ideas for party appetizers
Asian glazed pork belly with teriyaki grilled pineapple and sweet cherry.

Party food recipe or grilled appetizer
The cocktail skewers are a good idea for party appetizers.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bourbon Butter Pork Chops with Cheesy Potatoes

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A boatload of good grilling and BBQ books have come out in the past few years.  At the time things were busy, and I didn't get to spend the time cooking them.  Now I'm delving back into these books like these ridiculously good pork chops from the book Praise the Lard by Mike Mills and Amy Mills.

The original recipe was Bourbon-Buttered Reverse Sear Double-Cut Pork Chops.  I only had single-thick chops, so I made it work, I just had to adjust the length of the smoking portion of the cook.  We also made the Cheesy Potatoes recipe from the same book and fire-roasted summer squash. 

The Top Shelf Bourbon Butter melts over the smoky chops creating an intense buttery sauce.  
I made the sides in a large Big Green Egg and did the chops and bacon on the Oklahoma Joe's Bronco drum smoker.