Fire and Food. A late winter meal.

fishingpol Posted By fishingpol, Feb 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM

  1. fishingpol

    fishingpol
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    I haven't run the oven in a few weeks. The snow finally melted enough to work around it. The meal on tap is a pork loin, cheddar mashed, baked beans and a rustic crusty white loaf with lots of butter.

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    Burning maple and oak. Oak was sizzling a little, no surprise. 2 splits over an hour and it is up to temp.

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    Big crock is pork and beans, ground mustard, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.
    Small crock is barbeque pork and beans with brown sugar.

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    Raked out the coals to soak the floor for bread and pork. Beanpot action was getting furious.
    I ended stacking a few firebricks between the coals and crocks to prevent boil out.

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    Loaded oven, beans were in for about an hour before the bread and pork. I started the beans on a low boil this morning to soften them up before going in the crocks. Pork has paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper rub on it. It is cooking on a soaked cherry plank. I rotated the crocks a little. I am maxed out on the oven space. The soaked wooden baking door was put on at this point. It was a combination of bready, smokey sweet cherry smell coming out around the door.

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    Spoils of the oven.

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    Close up of lunch. Bread was crusty on the outside and had a nice chew in the middle. Lots of butter. Pork came out at 145 and rested on the plank for 15 minutes. It was extremely tender and juicy. One loaf and a bowl of beans will be heading up to the neighbors for letting me have an onion.

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  2. yooperdave

    yooperdave
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    Now that looks just great! I think I could make a meal of the bread and beans by themselves. The potatoes and loin are nothing but pure bonuses!!
     
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  3. Freeheat

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    Looks great enjoy
     
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  4. ScotO

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    AWE MAAAAN......DAMM DOES THAT LOOK FABULOUS. Where's the 'love' button on this forum?

    wow.....
     
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  5. Xena

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    Great job looks yummo!
     
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  6. Stlshrk

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    I wish the javascript enabled aromavision in this web browser!!!:) Looks awesome!
     
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  7. Thistle

    Thistle
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    Just got back an hour ago from having a couple shredded pork tacos,pico de gallo,refried beans,chips & caliente salsa at fav Mex joint (and I'm stuffed) but I must say that meal looks amazing.
     
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  8. fishingpol

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    Thanks everyone. I have leftover beans for breakfast with some eggs over easy on a slice of the bread.
     
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  9. f3cbboy

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    the first meal was ggod, but yougot me with the leftovers
     
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  10. Gasifier

    Gasifier
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    That ain't right fishingpol. That just ain't right to do that to us.

    Nice work though.
     
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  11. billb3

    billb3
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    Is that firewood stacked behind the green tarps ?
    Appears to be rather tall stacks
     
  12. fishingpol

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    That is the neighbors stacks along the property line. It is about 3 feet higher in elevation. Here is a better view. I can't stand the green tarps though...;sick


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  13. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack
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    That's a great looking meal, too good actually. Has all the yummy things I do my best to avoid. :(
    Excuse me while I go try and fill up on carrot sticks. <>
     
  14. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
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    Oh man that looks great! I had a little outdoor fire this weekend as well.
     
  15. PapaDave

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    THIS!
     
  16. fishingpol

    fishingpol
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    Little? Ha, I'm sure it was teensy... Lets see some end product pics sometime.
     
  17. fishingpol

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    Second round of leftovers. I buttered the bread and pan grilled it til nice and crisp. Turned the loin into a pulled pork sandwich. I wish I had some pickles and slaw to go with it.


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  18. Gasifier

    Gasifier
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    Ya know? Really? I haven't had anything to eat in 6 hours. Pay back is a ........
     
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  19. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
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    Will do my man. Did I give you that "bean pot"? If so, glad it's found use

    Not a great pic- but the wind was blowing like crazy and it was in the 20's Sunday. I didn't have much time for pictures, as I was firing alone (12 hrs Friday, 12 Saturday, 18 Sunday... still recovering)
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  20. Eatonpcat

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    As I eat my Subway sandwich...Jealousy runs through me!!
     
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  21. fishingpol

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    Yes, it is one from the discard pile. The beanpot rocks, holding heat for a while. I need to see if you can make me a glazed lid. It cleaned up really well after the boil over.


    The wind was kicking up this weekend. I figured the blizzard pushed your burn off for at least a few days.

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