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Original Q, Issue #022 -- ny style, abt, faq, pulled pork
September 01, 2009
Get Another Drink and Try Again
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Makes 2 Servings
ABTs - Nothing Better
ABTs... you may have never heard of them, but surely you have tried one. I have not only been eating them, but making them before I ever knew what they were called. Great little appetizer for any..
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Pulled Pork BBQ Recipe
A good pulled pork BBQ recipe is one nice butt. Rub it, mop it, pull it, and you've got a real delicacy of the south.
What's Up for Labor Day?
Last weekend my son-in-law offered to buy a pig so we could cook it in an underground pit for Labor Day Weekend. We both got a little excited, and started talking about it. Neither one of us had ever done anything like that, so I told him I would have to look into it a little more.
I went online and found a lot of details about digging the pit, burning the coals, seasoning the meat, using foil, wet burlap, and fencing. It was all reasonable and understandable. But then I started running into comments and opinions about how it was more work than it was worth.
What really made me take notice was a comment that said I would be better off cooking over an open-air fire, because an underground pit would be like boiling it. The more I think about that, the more I tend to agree with it.
If the meat being buried underground is closed off from the air, it would be like it was in a pot with the lid on tight. It would be boiled (or steamed) with only the seasonings that I have added.
Boiled meat might get done and be tender, but smoked meat would sure tase better.
I don't want to discourage any of you from trying a pig in the ground. Heck.. I'll probably get around to trying it myself one of these days. I just decided that I didn't want to take on that big of a project this year. I want to keep it a little more simple.
There is never a shortage of ideas for things to grill or smoke. Even if you grill veggies for appetizers, there is always something. In recent weeks, my family and I have had burgers ,steaks, chops, and pizza on the grill. This Labor Day Weekend might be a good time to smoke a pork butt (we haven't had that in a while).
Whatever you decide to cook this year, have a good time doing it. It doesn't matter whether you have hotdogs or prime rib, take your time and enjoy it. You already know that the gathering of family and friends is the most important thing. Some good food is just an added bonus. So... kick back and have another drink.
The Challenge Continues.
I don't want to give you the idea that I can't be stumped, but... let's see what happens.
All the Best
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