Friday, October 19, 2012

Weber kettle grills

I love my Weber kettle grills and am excited to make a new addition to my collection.  I have a 22 inch Platinum, an 18 inch Silver and a Smokey Joe Gold.  They make me very happy!

I learned today that for 2013 Weber is offering the Jumbo Joe!  The Jumbo Joe is the newest incarnation of the Smokey Joe Platinum and is designed specifically for tailgaters.  It is on Amazon for $70 and I am placing my order in the morning.

I have absolutely no need for another Weber kettle but I think it is my patriotic duty to buy one to help stimulate our economy.  When the unemployment rate drops below 7% you can thank me!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Apricot Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Now this was a tasty little piggy!
This pork tenderloin got a brine bath overnight.  I threw it on the grill naked (the tenderloin, not me) and cooked it over high heat for about 20 minutes.

I made a glaze out of 1 cup of apricot preserves mixed with a heaping tablespoon of Dijon mustard.  I started glazing and turning (to keep the preserves from burning) and grilled until the tenderloin hit an internal temp of 145F.

The potato salad was straight out of the tub by Reissers.  This was a great combination.

This was a very easy cook that looked impressive and tasted great.  This would work great with peach preserves as well.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Shrimp and grits

Hey, I am in Louisana now so I've got to make some shrimp and grits every now and then!  These had been marinated about 30 minutes in a Pineapple Habanero marinade.  I sauteed the little fellas with two tablespoons of butter and the juice of one lime.

Served the shrimp up over a bed af grits and poured the pan sauce over everything.

This was good...very, very good.

I'll get back to eating pig after a while but for now I think I might be able to live off of shrimp and grits!