Well, there were a few good handfuls left of that last smoked butt... so what to do....
So since it's winter and a little on the cool side, how about a little stew/soup with pintos, black eyed peas and cannellinies. Toss in some left over Q, homemade smoked kielbasa and fresh endive from the garden and well, you get the idea....
Started with a nice base of onions and garlic sauteed in VOO and a good dash of red pepper flakes. Once that was nice and sauteed added a bit of chicken stock and in went the Q, the smoked bone from the butt, the kielbasa and the beans. The greens went in a bit later so as not to over cook them.
Definitely hit the spot on a cool winter night. Served up with crusty homemade Italian bread (my wife makes the most fantastic
homemade Italian bread!) and a garden salad with fresh lettuce from the garden.
Bear view of Q w/ beans?
So there ya have it. Left over smoked Q, homemade smoked kielbasa, homemade bread, and greens fresh from the garden.
Thanks for looking.