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
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