Realized that I never got around to putting my write up together on my RonP entry.
He started to PM me a long time ago. He loved to exchange information
about methods and foods. He started calling me one day when the phone
rings and his statement was "I found your cell phone number listed online, you
seem like and interesting guy so I thought we should start talking a couple
times per month."
OK, and from there he would call usually while I was driving my truck to some
place or back from some place. He really liked to hear about the catering
we do. He had his own place for a long time and really wanted to know what
was the same and what had changed.
His biggest complaint to me about smoking was he could never eat when it was
done cause he had ate so much of it cooking it. Hence my entry was a
tribute to ron by not plating the meal. I did not show both meats I made
in his honor because I could not figure out how to get both smokers into one
picture. But this to me was the RonP I came to know.....
So to the entry: Ron and I talked a lot about whole meal smokes... and so
the smoked salsa side was born two years ago.
This was the accompanying brisket to the RonP Yoshida's throwdown. It was
kind of sad making this smoke as I really started to realize Ron would not make
it to Smokin' in the Rockies again and would no longer be calling on Friday
while I was driving to or from somewhere. But I realized at least I had
the chance to know this wonderful person who was a weird as I am.
As the salsa vegetables I took from the garden start to cook down in the smoke
they take on that yum look!
The pork riblets (trimming from St Louis Ribs) and the brisket came out
excellent and the salsa was really deep in flavor and hot as heck.
RIP ronp I hope your widow has family around this holiday season to help her