Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Fourth of July Come n' Gone

Look pretty happy to be wearing these goofy hats, eh?

The Fourth of July weekend, trip to the lake, fireworks, parades, time to fire up the grill, and embarrass the dogs. I didn’t do the lake or the parade, but the fireworks have been going off in the neighborhood for the past several nights, so I am covered there and do have pictures of huskies in dignity crushing hats, as you have seen.

BBQ’d a Pork Butt for some Carolina Style Pulled Pork. It takes 6-8 hours at around 200 degrees, constantly replenishing wood chunks and charcoal, but it is worth the effort.

I started out with my pork butt (AKA pork shoulder – don’t ask) injected it with a mix of apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar, then applied a mustard base, followed with a spice rub.




Placed it on the grill using indirect heat, coals and wood chunks on either side of the meat and a pan of beer directly under (helps with moisture and flavor)



Took it off when the pork was falling off the bone and internal temp was 170-180 degrees. At this point it looks like a meat meteor with a thick burned sugar “bark”.



Use a couple of forks to separate the meat, or “pull it” and we’re good to go.


Hope you all had a good Fourth, or good weekend depending on where you are from and thanks for stopping by!

22 Comments:

At 5:55 PM, Blogger jin said...

O M G ! ! !
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU PUT THOSE SILLY THINGS ON YOUR PUPS!!!

Hahahahaha!!!!

I'm glad you got pics, though! LOL!

I'm going to go make some stuffed portabellas, sweet potato fries & veggie burgers.

Enjoy the rest of your day phos n mrs. phos n goofy pups!

(Glad to see blogger let you upload your pics in the previous post, they go well with your words! :-)

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

JIN: Thanks, hope you had a great Fourth as well, food sounds good, the Portabellas would haev gone great with a steak...

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

it sure looks like it was alot of food, fun and fiesta! Good for u kid :)

Keshi.

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Sugarfoot said...

Don't you just love animals? Especially the tasty ones...

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Keshi: Fun was had by all, except the pig that donated the shoulder...

SF: When you taste good, life is short. If Darwin didn't write that, he should have.

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Chickie said...

Loving the hats!

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger Cherry! said...

I am so damn hungry now!!! After your's and The Food Porn Godess' blogs, you're killing me!! hahaha!

The dogs do actually look over the moon to be wearing those fabulous hats!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger fairscape said...

Do that to me one more time
Once is never enough with a man like you
Do that to me one more time
I can never get enough of a man like you
Whoa-oh-oh, kiss me like you just did
Oh, baby, do that to me once again

Poke away PK it's your blog.

( I admit Muskrat Love was a bit odd but everyone makes a mistake now and then.)

By the way - dinner looks like some mighty fine TVP.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger crallspace said...

Those hats made me get all cooey, and I'm not even there to pet them.

That Pork ass looks tastey. I grilled for the first time yesterday what turned out to be charred out chicken. A little help from the propane, the rest from dried out sticks. A smokey beginning, and a shitty end product. Oh well. You can come BBQ for us next time.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Chickie: Nothing like doggy humiliation.

Cherry: If we all get together and have a virtual Blog picnic I think we're set. You can bring the wine - dry red, please.

FS: Not sure what those lyrics were fomr - not old enough I guess. BEtween you and Jin I am goign to have to find some veggie recipes to try. There's an Italian version of Egg Drop soup (ol' Marco Polo really put the snatchies on China's recipes) I want to try. Might have to modify the broth, though, I think it is chicken. If you guys did fish we'd be in there.

CS: Two words: Beercan Chicken. USe a whoel chicken next time, shove a half full beer can up the large cavity and grill with low indirect heat. The beer will help keep the chicken moist and add flavor. You can also try a brine on the bird prior to cooking.

Be happy to BBQ for you all any time.

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger fairscape said...

PK

Capt & Tennille.

Victory through Vegetables!

(Jin we'll get him to try those BocaBrats yet)

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger jin said...

Hahaha!!!
TVP...GOOD one fairscape!

Vegetarians make better lovers!
;-)

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Never going to happen... I like veggies but I am a confrimed omnivor.

My dogs make TVP after eating the grass, so if you need any I can send it along...

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Eternally Curious said...

OMG that pulled pork looks awesome! How come you didn't invite us Phos? Geeez...

BTW: if I were your dogs, I'd TVP (or whatever) right on your boots as retribution for such humiliating public emmmbbbarrrasssmment!!! :))
(they do look cute, tho! Shhh - don't tell them I said dat!)

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

EC: Textured Vegetable Protein. I was just trying to get a rise out of the grazers. Dogs love silly hats!!

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger jin said...

Hey, fairscape...something tells me phos knows more than he's letting on...

How DID you know what TVP was, phos? If its done well, you know, it tastes really good, however, done poorly-ewww it can be really awful! lol.

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger Cherry! said...

I'll bring some cheese as well!!!!

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Jin: You're better off tossing the TVP out and eating the box it came in - more flavor.

Cherry!: You can bring the cheese, just don't cut the cheese...

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

lol awww...

Keshi.

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger SC said...

You spoil that dog. Don't try and deny it.

 
At 4:16 AM, Blogger mummified said...

Happy belated 4th of July PK. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

 
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