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chef willie

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Was in one of my favorite stores looking for something out of the ordinary to smoke and saw this 'in the bag' tender reduced to $9.45 and in the cart it jumped. Took it to work to do the peel and trim and while it wasn't the prettiest tender I ever saw I figured for 9 bucks it was still worth it. I know some think it's a sin to smoke them but it was on my list of things to do so I felt it was my duty to complete the mission. Tucked the tails under with a few quick ties, gave it a modest slather of thick whoosy and kept the rub simple with sea salt, black pepper, granulated garlic & onion. Another windy, rainy afternoon in Western Oregon so even with the MF gasser on high I could only get to 250, but it held steady. Coupla fat chunks of cherry wood for TBS and in it went. About 2 hours and 15 minutes in the IT was 136 and I pulled it. I wanted to let it rest longer but Andrea, my SO, was on my a** about 'when do we eat?' so it only got about 15 minutes while I finished smashing the Yukon Gold spuds up with the garlic spread and butter. All in all, felt good with the outcome....melted in your mouth, juicy and great flavor. Another sucessful smoke thanks to the SMF....

3.38 pounds=$2.80 a #....couldn't resist



tied, ready for some rub.....almost looks like some sort of skinned creature, no?



dressed and ready for the dance



short rest at 135.9



sliced....slightly above rare and plenty left over

 

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Oh that looks sweet Willie. I've been wanting to smoke one of those forever, but they are just too dang pricey around here. I can see why you snagged that one up. Great job Buddy!
 

chef willie

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That looks mighty tastey!!!!!
thanks....recommend it if you feel like a splurge
 


Oh that looks sweet Willie. I've been wanting to smoke one of those forever, but they are just too dang pricey around here. I can see why you snagged that one up. Great job Buddy!
Thanks Al. Yeah, I never would have done one except for the great price. They're like 10 bucks+ a pound at Costco but this place has them usually for about 4 a pound. Not very big and raised in State so that's probably part of it. I see a Cajun rubbed tender in your future??....life is short...lol
 
 

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My favorite color!!

 Red and still mooing!

  Craig
 

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OMG---Those are Absolutely Beautiful !!!

They look like they melt in your mouth!

Thanks,

Bear
 

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Oh Baby...that is one fine looking piece of meat there...what a score, talk about being in there right place at the right time. Excellent smoke Willie
 

chefrob

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nice deal and it looks like it came out nice too!
 

alelover

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OH MY GOD! That is almost meat porn. And at that price how could it not jump in your cart.

".almost looks like some sort of skinned creature, no?"

Like something from Alien.
 

chef willie

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OMG---Those are Absolutely Beautiful !!!

They look like they melt in your mouth!

Thanks,

Bear
Thanks Bear, ya know you hear about 'melt in your mouth' but rarely experience it....but this did, it was almost like butter on your tongue..congrats to you on the banner
 


Nice job willie!! Looks fantastic!!!
Thanks Les, appreciate it
 


Looks great man!!! Makin' me wish I found that deal!!!
Thanks, think I'll be lurking in the meat aisle more often
 


Oh Baby...that is one fine looking piece of meat there...what a score, talk about being in there right place at the right time. Excellent smoke Willie
Thanks, was looking for something off the wall to smoke but found a gem
 


nice deal and it looks like it came out nice too!
Thanks Rob, a slice of your Baked Alaska afterwards would have been heaven
 


OH MY GOD! That is almost meat porn. And at that price how could it not jump in your cart.

".almost looks like some sort of skinned creature, no?"

Like something from Alien.
Thanks buddy....congrats on the banner
 
 

sqwib

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Awesome.

Tenderloins are great.

Thanks for sharing
 

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Beauuuuuuutiful! Way to go Willie, you rock!
I wish I could get those kinds of prices for tenderloin around here!

Kent
 

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thanks....recommend it if you feel like a splurge
 



Thanks Al. Yeah, I never would have done one except for the great price. They're like 10 bucks+ a pound at Costco but this place has them usually for about 4 a pound. Not very big and raised in State so that's probably part of it. I see a Cajun rubbed tender in your future??....life is short...lol
 
No way Man, if I got one of those I'd just put a little salt & pepper on. I wanna taste that sucker.
 

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Wow... really nice job Willie!!!! that looks cooked to perfection!!!!!!!!!! I have done them on my rotisserie a few times, but never in the smoker... After seeing this post it is on my list! Thanks!
 

chef willie

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Wow... really nice job Willie!!!! that looks cooked to perfection!!!!!!!!!! I have done them on my rotisserie a few times, but never in the smoker... After seeing this post it is on my list! Thanks!
Thanks.....wonder if someone has done a rotisserie mod on a smoker...sounds awesome
 

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