So this last weekend I got my first shot at cooking for the masses, my sister's wedding reception, around 150 people. Have to admit I was nervous cooking this much food, but it came out great.
My friends and I cooked Pork Butts and Chicken (Thighs & Legs) for the reception. We also threw some spare ribs on for nibbling and a brisket, if you're going to fire up the big smoker might as well do the four major food groups!
And here come the pics...
Next is the Brisket on the Smoker (all the Brisket pics I have...sorry)
Now for the Yummy Ribs, Trimmed St Louis Style, then a picture of a few left behind on the cutting board.
Next for your Qviewing pleasure is the chicken, this takes up a lot of real estate!
Last but not least, Gimme those Big Ol Butts...
We Trim our Butts of quite a bit of the big fat chunks, then inject with Apple Juice (this time we tried adding rub to the juice and got a few small pockets of seasoning) Then Rub them down prior to going on the smoker.
I also supplied my own home made BBQ sauce for the reception, I wish I had taken some pics of that and all the smiles we had. Great time doing this, a lot of work, but a lot of fun. The chicken was delicious, the ribs aren't quite where I want them in that tenderness zone of not too tough not too tender but the flavor was great, The Brisket came out a little dry and had to doctor up in the juices and BBQ sauce and it received rave reviews. Finally Pulled Pork tasted good and had great texture, but need to find a good way to get more flavor deep into the meat in my opinion.
Hope you enjoy these pics as much as I do!