Recipes

Porchetta!

Porchetta!

A modern day convivence take off on the Italian tradition of roasted suckling pig. Wondered what to do with that large pork belly sitting on an end cap at the wholesale club? Check out the quick one minute video that shows what to do. 

Baby Back Pork Ribs - Memphis Dry Rub Style

Baby Back Pork Ribs - Memphis Dry  Rub Style

I don't find many people that don't like ribs. But I do find that people can really have a preference in sauces.  So change it up -skip the sauce and go dry! Dry rub style allows the meat to be the star.  Have  a few sauces available for those that want it. 

Mojo Roast Pork

Mojo Roast Pork

We are not Cuban or Puerto Rican but our go to dinner for Christmas is Mojo Roast Pork with black beans and rice. We made this for the Football Sunday Tailgate Party this weekend and .... Wow!

Slow Smoked BBQ Ribs - Sauced and Dry Rubbed

Slow Smoked BBQ Ribs - Sauced and Dry Rubbed

Everybody loves Ribs.  There are many ways to cook them and each yields a slightly different finished product.  This recipe provides a tender rib that is less than fall off the bone but meat pulls from the bone nicely.  A more al dente rib (not mushy) withstands refrigeration and reheating much better than fall off the bone. We are gonna do the ribs two ways. Sauced and Dry Rubbed.

Smoked Pork Belly

Smoked Pork Belly

I know a lot of people that get excited about bacon.  Well, you should see them when they taste smoked pork belly. Taste sensation! It is really quite simple.  Any smoker or grill (set up indirect) will work.  Watch the video for a crash course and then read the blog post for more details.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Veggies and Rice with Zest Coast Rubs

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Veggies and Rice with Zest Coast Rubs

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Veggies is a great lean, healthy meal.  Add a whole grain carb like brown rice and momma would be proud. Zest Coast Seasoning Blends take your meal from bland to bold.

Ninety (90) Minute St. Louis Style BBQ Pork Ribs

Ninety (90) Minute St. Louis Style BBQ Pork Ribs

So we can all agree that low and slow ribs are often the best.  But what about when you don't have or want to take all day to make ribs? You can do high heat ribs or hit right in the middle with this St. Louis Style Rib recipe.

Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Black Beans and Rice

Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Black Beans and Rice
The SIL was in town for a pre turkey day visit and gifted the Captain with a nice whole pork loin.  I already had some tenderloins that needed cook...