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Pork and Seafood Birthday Bash

Well my wife just had a birthday and like a good husband I cooked for her. Here’s what was on the menu.  Pork tenderloin, bacon wrapped corn on the cob, bacon wrapped scallops, and prawns on a bed of bacon.  Yes, a pork and seafood birthday bash.


If you want to know the recipe for the pork tenderloin check out my previous post Juicy BBQ Pork Tenderloin.  The corn on the cob was a bit tricky to make look good but it tasted great and when food taste great do you really care about how it looks in a picture.  To cook the corn I wrapped them with 2 pieces of thin sliced bacon.  I then added mandarin olive oil and seasoning to the tin foil. The reason behind wrapping the corn with tin foil is to hold the bacon to the corn.


For the scallops I just wrapped the bacon around the scallop, seasoned with sea salt and  put a tooth pick though the scallop. Using  five pieces of the thin sliced bacon I bought at the Wagon Wheel Market I made a bed of bacon and put the prawns right on top.  Then I added Santa Maria Seasoning over all the seafood and pork.


The total cooking time all of the dishes at 350 degrees is  an hour and 15 minutes.  At the 40 minute mark I turned the tender loin, unwrapped the corn to crisp the bacon and added the seafood. When your tenderloin is 160 everything is done.  I guarantee you’re going to love this Bacon Sea Food Birthday Bash too.bcbbbq

Smokin a Fatty For The Super Bowl

All right now that I have your attention lets get to the meat.  If your looking for something that has great taste and really bad for your heart look no farther it is here.  The Fatty is 1Lb sausage wrapped in 1lb of bacon. Thats right pork rolled in pork.


Use thin sliced bacon and weave the pound of bacon like you learned back in elementary school this takes a little time so have fun with it.  Remember you are going to wrap you’re sausage with this weaved bacon blanket.  Now grab the 1 pound of sausage, form it into a mini loaf and place the loaf in the middle of the bacon blanket.


The bacon that I chose to use is a smoked bacon from Wagon Wheel Market and the the sausage is also from the Wagon Wheel it is Italian seasoned.  You can use any bacon and sausage combo you like but I like the flavor of these 2 together. When fully cooked these 2 taste like salami.


Now I place this monster pork roll on a cookie sheet and place in the smoker at 325 for 1 and 1/2 hours and then raise the temperature to 350 for 15 more minutes. Let set for 5 minutes and cut into thin slices.


This is sure to get your friends and family talking about you smokin a fatty.



1 pound bacon

1pound sausage

Mid Week Special Easy Potato Salad

So while I was at the Wagon Wheel Market looking for my next dinner I realized that its hard to find great side dishes, so here is a great easy side dish for you. It’s a potato salad. I know there are a lot of recipes for potato salad but I bet this one is the easiest to make and has the best flavor.

I like to use Yukon golds for this salad.  I use around 5 lbs of potatoes, 2 cups of mayonnaise, 1/3 cup mustard, half pound of bacon, two sweet midget pickles, 2 tablespoons of the pickle juice and two hard boiled eggs. There isn’t a lot here, but every one of these ingredients is packed full of flavor.

So let’s start by pealing and cutting the potatoes and the bacon. I like to have the potatoes cut into 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch pieces and I like the bacon cut into small slices. Once the potatoes are pealed and cut place them in a pot and add enough water to cover all of the potatoes.  Now turn the stove on medium high heat and start to boil the potatoes.  Be careful not to cook them for too long or they will be too mushy. In a separate frying pan, start to cook the bacon. We don’t want the grease from the bacon in the potato salad, so we strain it out as soon as the bacon starts to get a nice crisp on it. While your frying the bacon you should boil your eggs in a separate, smaller, pot of water.

While you’re waiting for the bacon and potatoes to cook mix the mayo and mustard together. Chop up your pickles or if you have a food chopper use that.  Add the chopped pickles and the pickle juice to the mayo mixture.  When the eggs are hard boiled remove the shell and chop up the egg, yolk and all.  Add the chopped egg to the mayo mixture. Now the bacon should be done, add this to the mixtures well. Each time you add something mix it up. You cannot over mix.

By now your potatoes should be done empty the potatoes and water into a strainer.  Try to get as much water strained as possible.  Once you have strained the potatoes add half the potatoes to the mayo mix.  Mix the potatoes and mayo mixture then add the rest of the potatoes and mix them into the mixture.

The great thing about this potato salad is you can eat it hot or cold either way I’m sure you will love it.

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5 pounds potatoes

1/2 pound of bacon

2 cups of mayo

1/3 cup mustard

2 sweet midget pickles

2 Tablespoons pickle juice

2 hard boIled eggs

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