Pork loin, Cordon Bleu, plenty of q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinal, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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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  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great. nice sammy there!! Points for making me drool [​IMG]
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
    Thanks Murray! The crispy jalapenos really made it for me!

    Al
    Thanks Kevin!

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

    I'll leave the light on! [​IMG]

    Al
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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

    Richie 
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow. That looks great.

    One thing bout Sam's club they always have cheap loins.
     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great on a plate or those tasty looking buns!
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks Awesome, Al !![​IMG]

    Beautiful Job wrapping & Rolling too!!![​IMG]

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

    Bear
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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).
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SA, Nice job on the loin ![​IMG]
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Richie!

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

    Al
    Thanks Man!

    I know!! The price was $1.19 per lb.  [​IMG]

    Al
    Thanks B!

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

    Al
    Thanks Bear!

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

    Al
    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.
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks CM!

    Thanks for the points!!

    Al
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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

    I apologize for not mentioning this before.

    Al
     
  16. 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.

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  17. Dang it man. Looks perfect!
     
  18. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks delicious Al[​IMG]

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

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
    Thanks a lot Rob!

    I appreciate it!

    Al
    Hey AK, thanks Man!!

    Thanks for the points too!

    I guess I'll have to get a couple of to go bags ready!!  [​IMG]

    Al
     
  20. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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

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