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Smoked Pork Loin, Lots Of Mushrooms, Some Breads, Country Ham Pot Pie & A Killer Version Of My Cheesecake

post #1 of 77
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I've had some things to deal with family wise but finally got a chance to smoke something today & have a little time to get on here too. I figured I'd make a few things to get me through the rest of the week. I stuck with basic items that still pack a good punch...

 

 

I started with a piece of pork loin for lunch.

 

 

 

 

I went with this chunk of pork.

 

 

 

 

Gave it some rub & threw it in the smoker at 225 with some oak & maple smoke.

 

 

 

 

While the loin was smoking I mixed up my cheesecake & put it in the oven.

 

 

 

 

Here it is just out of the oven to settle down. I run a very hot knife around the edges of the springform pan so that my cheesecakes don't crack as the middle settles.

 

 

 

 

So while the loin was smoking & the cheesecake was baking I mixed up a batch of soda bread quick to go with lunch & threw it in the oven.

 

 

 

 

I also mixed up a batch of sourdough for later

 

 

 

 

& covered it.

 

 

 

 

& then got a pumpernickel starter going so that it will be ready to bake tomorrow & covered it up.

 

 

 

 

By this time the loin had reached 143* so I took it out & wrapped it for a rest.

 

 

 

 

With the loin safely tucked away I grabbed some mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

Sliced & washed them.

 

 

 

 

& put them in a skillet with a little butter to get started.

 

 

 

 

Once they were going good I added some herbs & shortly after that I added some spices.

 

 

 

 

& here they are done...

 

 

 

 

Just as the mushrooms finished up the soda bread came out of the oven

 

 

 

 

& I formed the sourdough & put it in a bucket with parchment paper for the final rise - the pumpernickel starter to the right is coming along nicely...

 

 

 

 

It was finally time to unwrap the loin.

 

 

 

 

Very, very juicy!

 

 

 

 

I made a quick plate to inhale.

 

 

 

 

This loin is very tender

 

 

 

 

& flavorful.

 

 

 

 

Mushrooms are perfectly done.

 

 

 

 

& the soda bread tied everything together - I was very satisfied with this lunch.

 

I will be back with the evening meal.

 

 

Updates to follow...


Edited by Smoking B - 5/1/14 at 4:57pm
post #2 of 77
Looks great.

Hope everything is ok bud.
post #3 of 77
Looks very tasty SB & like cf said, hope all is ok !

Take care man !
post #4 of 77
Wow! That loin looks super juicy! Great smoke. And I am impressed with all the baking! Yeast scares me haha so I give props to those who make their own bread.
post #5 of 77
Thread Starter 

& here is the evening meal...

 

 

 

 

 

I got out

 

 

 

 

My trusty old baking jug

 

 

 

 

& loaded the dough in it.

 

 

 

 

This got popped in the oven.

 

 

 

 

With that taken care of I got out a pack of my burger & chopped up some onions.

 

 

 

 

Getting it started.

 

 

 

 

This time I added some spices & a little while later I added some herbs...

 

 

 

 

 

Once everything was browned up nicely I added some of my homemade sauce

 

 

 

 

 

& left it cook down a little while I

 

 

 

 

washed & prepped some big portabella mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

Then I added some cheese & more sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

I let the cheese melt & incorporate & added a final bit of my sauce.

 

 

 

 

The mix went in the mushrooms & I started some Stubbs then quickly grabbed my cheesecake out of the fridge.

 

 

 

 

Sort of a blurry picture - I only put it up to show that the center settled nicely & there is not a single crack  2thumbs.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Little better picture...

 

& now for the variation of my cheesecake - as if it wasn't already rich & chocolatey enough...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

& there we go...

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate overload cheesecake!

 

 

 

 

 

I got the cheesecake done just as the coals were ready to dump so I threw it in the fridge, dumped the coals & put the mushrooms on the grill.

 

 

 

 

 

Right after that the bread finished so I took it out of the oven

 

 

 

 

 

Unwrapped it

 

 

 

 

& placed it to cool. I put the rest of the soda bread I made for lunch beside it for comparison & you can just see the pumpernickel starter to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

The mushrooms don't take long so they were done & ready to come off.

 

 

 

 

I put one on a plate & gave it a healthy dose of sauce.

 

 

 

 

These are really good & I'm glad I made enough to get through the rest of the week.

 

 

 

 

 

Good view of the sauce. One of these fills you up more than you would think...

 

 

 

 

& then it was time for a slice of bread...

 

 

 

 

 

The bread turned out perfect - texture, taste & chew were all great. I haven't used my baking jug in a while & forgot how nicely it worked...

 

 

 

& finally to finish up the meal was a slice of the new chocolate overload cheesecake.

 

 

 

 

WOW!!

 

 

 

 

 

This thing is crazy rich & satisfying! I'm pretty sure I will continue to do this to my chocolate cheesecakes!  :xrocker:

 

 

 

Well that's it for the food I made today - thanks for checking it out  :beercheer: 

 

EDIT: I had to make some more food so I put it in with this thread on the next page...


Edited by Smoking B - 5/1/14 at 10:55pm
post #6 of 77
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Looks great.

Hope everything is ok bud.

 

 

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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Looks very tasty SB & like cf said, hope all is ok !

Take care man !

 

 

Thanks guys - had a scare with my grandma but things seem to be ok again for now at least...

post #7 of 77
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

Wow! That loin looks super juicy! Great smoke. And I am impressed with all the baking! Yeast scares me haha so I give props to those who make their own bread.

 

Thanks man  :smile:  Yeah the loin was very juicy & flavorful - I'm well satisfied with it  :icon_mrgreen:

 

As for the baking & the bread - it's sort of like smoking - once you start to understand how things work together & why they act the way they do it becomes a whole lot easier to get the results you want  :beercheer: 

post #8 of 77

Great lookn food again ur threads are always good!

post #9 of 77

That's a beautiful slice of loin its so juicy it appears to have a streak of fat...... That's beautiful.

 

The cheese cake is a winner too. I mean isn't every woman a chocoholic, I bet you could get a kiss for a slice of that cheese cake on any corner!

 

A great days menu, I hope everything is ok with Grandma.

post #10 of 77
That's a lot of skill packed into one post!
All looks great . I do love a cheesecake .
post #11 of 77

As usual, Jeremy, everything looks amazing!  Great job!  Thumbs Up

 

Red

post #12 of 77
WOW......impressive mix of culinary ability....kudos.....all looks terrific, loins are not the easiest to pull off......Willie
post #13 of 77
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Originally Posted by newsmokeguy View Post
 

Great lookn food again ur threads are always good!

 

Thanks man  :smile:

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post
 

That's a beautiful slice of loin its so juicy it appears to have a streak of fat...... That's beautiful.

 

The cheese cake is a winner too. I mean isn't every woman a chocoholic, I bet you could get a kiss for a slice of that cheese cake on any corner!

 

A great days menu, I hope everything is ok with Grandma.

 

Thanks Foam  :smile:  The loin actually came from an old breed local hog - outstanding flavor! & yeah my cheesecake does go over quite well with the ladies  :icon_mrgreen:

 

Thanks man - I'm really hoping - thankfully things are looking ok again so far...  51.gif

post #14 of 77
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Originally Posted by Moikel View Post

That's a lot of skill packed into one post!
All looks great . I do love a cheesecake .

 

Thanks man  :smile:  I had a bit of catching up to do  th_dunno-1[1].gif  I've been making that super chocolate cheesecake for a long time & it was always really good but this is the first time I tried putting a topping on it. The simple ganache I put on really did more than I thought it would & made it really awesome! I wish I could send you some - if you like cheesecake you would really enjoy it - very rich & satisfying  :banana_smiley:

post #15 of 77

I won't bother to list it all, but everything on this thread looks Awesome, especially that Loin!!!:drool:drool--------:points:

 

Great Job, Jeremy !!!

 

 

 

Bear

post #16 of 77

I agree with all the others in that you have great skills! I've looked at other threads of yours and you always impress with your range of abilities & knowledge. Did you attend a culinary school? Thank you for sharing what you do with average cooks such as myself. I am both grateful & inspired!

post #17 of 77

Another home run!

post #18 of 77

Cant say enough about the awesome meal you made.  Great job on everything!!!  I hope to get as you on the bread making also.  Just starting out.  Reinhard

post #19 of 77
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Originally Posted by SeenRed View Post
 

As usual, Jeremy, everything looks amazing!  Great job!  Thumbs Up

 

Red

 

Thanks Red  :smile:  I was glad to be able to make some good food again - I get antsy if I have to go more than a few days  :icon_lol:

 

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Originally Posted by Chef Willie View Post

WOW......impressive mix of culinary ability....kudos.....all looks terrific, loins are not the easiest to pull off......Willie

 

Thanks Willie  :smile:  I had to time things to flow properly but it worked out without undue stress or calamity when it was all said & done  :icon_smile:

post #20 of 77
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

I won't bother to list it all, but everything on this thread looks Awesome, especially that Loin!!!:drool:drool--------:points:

 

Great Job, Jeremy !!!

 

 

 

Bear

 

Thanks Bear  :smile:  That loin was so good that I turned into a complete hog & ate all the rest of it today!   :nono:  Since the stuffed mushrooms weren't gonna carry me through the weekend I had to make something else today. I'm getting ready to add that now...

 

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Originally Posted by paulyetter View Post
 

I agree with all the others in that you have great skills! I've looked at other threads of yours and you always impress with your range of abilities & knowledge. Did you attend a culinary school? Thank you for sharing what you do with average cooks such as myself. I am both grateful & inspired!

 

Wow thanks man  :smile:  No I didn't go to any cooking schools - I picked up what I could while growing up then once I moved to York for school it was all trial & error & what I learned by reading. I like to eat good food so I was forced to learn or go without!  :icon_lol:  Thanks for the compliments! There are a lot of people who share great cooks on here so make sure you check theirs out too  thumb1.gif

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