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Pork loin, Cordon Bleu, plenty of q-view

SmokinAl

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I bought a loin at Sam's a couple of days ago. Cut it into 4 pieces. Froze two of them. Put one in a curing brine for CB, and the last one I stuffed with ham, swiss & sliced fresh jalapenos.

Here's the loin:


Cut it up, and sliced up a ham that I just cold smoked for 4 hours.


Next slice up some fresh jalapenos, and unroll the loin. I left the fat cap on.


Next pound it out so it's all the same thickness.


Lay the ham on, then the jalapenos.


Next the Swiss cheese, roll it up & tie it


Score the fat cap and put some mustard & rub on it.


I really overstuffed it so I stood it on the end & pushed everything back inside then wrapped bacon over the end & tied it on. Then put some bacon over the top & wrapped it in plastic wrap to season in the fridge for a few hours.


Into a pan & into the smoker, using hickory & red oak for the wood today.


Pulled it out at 140 IT and rested it for a couple of hours covered in foil. The carryover cooking would bring it up to 145. I wanted the cheese to set up so it wouldn't run out when I cut into it.


It came out perfect, nice & juicy and all intact.


Judy baked some Brioche buns & they just came out of the oven.


Here's my pork loin Cordon Bleu sandwich, with some homemade dills.


Of course with an adult beverage!


Thanks for looking!!

Al
 

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That looks over the top good, nicely executed. I love butterflying those pork loins & stuffing them, I do a cranberry apple chutney stuffed loin that people love.
 

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Ms. Betty is a baker. I would have eaten that loin with aspargas and been happy, but that bun, a sandwich, I love a sandwich!!  It was the perfect setting. 

Mastering simplicity can never be overstated. I love it!
 

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I am leaving the now frozen tundra for the sunshine state tomorrow morning so I can be by mid afternoon for a take out.
 

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Looks great. nice sammy there!! Points for making me drool
Thanks DB!

Thanks for the points!

Seems like lately everything I smoke we turn into some sort of sandwich. I think it's because Judy is such a good baker.

Al
That looks over the top good, nicely executed. I love butterflying those pork loins & stuffing them, I do a cranberry apple chutney stuffed loin that people love.
Thanks Murray! The crispy jalapenos really made it for me!

Al
 
Ms. Betty is a baker. I would have eaten that loin with aspargas and been happy, but that bun, a sandwich, I love a sandwich!!  It was the perfect setting. 

Mastering simplicity can never be overstated. I love it!
Thanks Kevin!

Judy is an incredible baker, she finds a recipe & duplicates it to perfection, or changes it to even better.
I am leaving the now frozen tundra for the sunshine state tomorrow morning so I can be by mid afternoon for a take out.
Thanks Murray,

I'll leave the light on! 


Al
 

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Al that is a superb looking cook,I do a stuffed with Orange Marmalade and Spinach Points

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Wow. That looks great.

One thing bout Sam's club they always have cheap loins.
 

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Looks great on a plate or those tasty looking buns!
 

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That looks Awesome, Al !!


Beautiful Job wrapping & Rolling too!!!


Sammy look Great Too!!!---Points.

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Thanks Kevin!

Judy is an incredible baker, she finds a recipe & duplicates it to perfection, or changes it to even better.

Al
ZOMG!! Please either don't ever let her see that, or probably better just give my appoligys (at least I am our of arms length and I can't see that icy stare).
 
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Al that is a superb looking cook,I do a stuffed with Orange Marmalade and Spinach Points

Richie 
Thanks Richie!

Gotta stuff a loin with something, yours sounds real good too!

Al
Wow. That looks great.

One thing bout Sam's club they always have cheap loins.
Thanks Man!

I know!! The price was $1.19 per lb.  


Al
Looks great on a plate or those tasty looking buns!
Thanks B!

Like I said we end up putting everything on a bun these days>

Al
 
That looks Awesome, Al !!


Beautiful Job wrapping & Rolling too!!!


Sammy look Great Too!!!---Points.

Bear
Thanks Bear!

When I wrapped it, it almost blew apart. We used about 20 feet of twine to hold it together.

Al
 
ZOMG!! Please either don't ever let her see that, or probably better just give my appoligys (at least I am our of arms length and I can't see that icy stare).
Hey Kevin,

Her mother's name was Betty. She was a killer cook too. My Mom couldn't even boil water. I think that's why I married her. She would cook me these awesome meals & I just had to have more. Some of the recipes we use are from her Mom, so she would just be reminded of her Mom if she see's your post.
 

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Thank-you Bear, Adam, Richie, & Kevin for the points.

I apologize for not mentioning this before.

Al
 

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A Perfect Combination   Everything looks great.  That is my kind of meal (I like Jalapenos)  Tell your wife on a scale of 1 to 10  her baking is about a 15  Nice JOB all the way around.



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Looks delicious Al


p.s. Murray, on your way back from the Sunshine state, would you mind grabbing one "to go" for me?
 

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A Perfect Combination   Everything looks great.  That is my kind of meal (I like Jalapenos)  Tell your wife on a scale of 1 to 10  her baking is about a 15  Nice JOB all the way around.



Gary
Thanks a lot Gary!

The jalapenos stayed crunchy, which is the way we like them.

Judy really appreciates all the nice compliments she has been getting from you guys.

Thanks for the points too!

Al
Dang it man. Looks perfect!
Thanks a lot Rob!

I appreciate it!

Al
 
Looks delicious Al


p.s. Murray, on your way back from the Sunshine state, would you mind grabbing one "to go" for me?
Hey AK, thanks Man!!

Thanks for the points too!

I guess I'll have to get a couple of to go bags ready!!  


Al
 

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That looks great Al..Good to see you back you always make such great dishes..I been gone awhile myself...
 

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