Category Archives: Pork

Porknography With The Pork Ninjas

277014_206632322700347_7834390_n.jpgI’ll be doing an ALL PORK! dinner at The Depanneur on Saturday February 18th, at 7:30 pm.  3 starters, 3 mains and 3 Deserts, all made with our favorite animal the noble pig.
Tickets are $40, and seating is very limited. More Details here
First Course – Pork Cheek 3 ways:
Served on mixed bitter greens with a home made smoked apple balsamic drizzle
Braised Pork Cheek
Guanciale Carbonarra on an edible spiced Chinese soup spoon
Guanciale Brushetta on brioche

Second Course – Pork Sliders 3 ways:
Served with Slaw and Mac ‘n Cheese
BBQ Competition Style
North Carolina (vinegary)
South Carolina (mustard)

Third Course – Bacon Dessert Trio:
Piggy Cupcakes
Candied Bacon Cheese Cake Ice Cream
Pig candy with chocolate

Mix up your meat!

trinity.jpgI almost never use 100% beef when I make meatballs, chili, any kind of red sauce, or any recipe that calls for ground meat.  I generally believe in the 3-2-1 rule.. 3 parts beef or veal, 2 parts pork and 1 part lamb, in the spring when the local ontario lamb (spring lamb) is less gamey I use lamb as my 2 part. I like to pick out my cuts and have the butcher grind them up for me, however it’s sometimes hard to get the butcher to grind me a small amount if I’m just making a simple week night dish for myself or for 2. I stumbled upon this as my local grocery store Fiesta Farms today.. A mix of veal, pork and beef! and in a small quantity. Dirty rice ahoy! 

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Lazy Rotisserie Ribs

It was rainy and I was hungover… I thought to myself, how do i make ribs with the smallest amount of effort? Ribs should never be boiled and should never be cooked above 250f.. Fish basket rotisserie attachment to the rescue! I took the membranes off put on a dash of liquid smoke & ballpark mustard and  sprinkled with some rub and threw them on the spinner for the afternoon! Ribs were nice and tender although I think this is the first time i’ve cooked ribs on my gasser in a few years and I did miss the smokey flavor of applewood and charcoal. Not bad for hungover ribs though!