Is It A Pork Loin or Fattie? w/Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by solar, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So what do you think it is?

    If you guessed a Pork Loin, you're right!!

    I bought a 2 lb split pork loin Sunday and marinaded it in a Chipotle mixture. I wanted to cook them as one piece, I thought about using toothpicks or butchers twine, but thought, why not bacon? Using Capt Dan's said and true technique, I placed the two pieces together and wrapped them like a fattie.

    Worked great!!!

    Can't have a pork loin without Dutch's baked bean recipe.

    Had a hell of a time keeping my temps up wind was a blowing and it rained most of the day. I smoked the pork loin at just above 200° for 4 hours at until it reached a internal temp of 150°. Couldn't have timed it better, the beans hit 165° just a few minutes before the loin was done.

    Came out perfect, not dry at all, and nice smokey flavor.

    Plated and tasty, can't have pork without apple sauce.
  2. trent741

    trent741 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! I was going to do tenderloins this weekend, I will have to give that a try now! Thanks for the Qview!!!
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Looks really good Solar! Nice idea about wrappin w/ bacon!!
  4. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job Solar and great Q-View.
  5. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    mmmmm bacon & pork what a great combo, great lookin' plate at the end too[​IMG]
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  7. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone for the comments!!

    Richtee, after I rolled the loin up I realised I could've stuffed it with something.... like stuffing [​IMG].

    I was a little rushed Sunday morning because we were suppose to go to a friends house to watch the Bucs and Rays games. His kid was sick and had to cancel, so the whole group came to my house. Luckly my GF works at a grocery store so I phoned in my order and she brought everything over on her lunch break, and we were eating by 6pm.
  8. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice smoke there Solar. Pork loin has become a favorite around my house. Yours looks great.[​IMG]

    Do your guests ever ask you " Why are you taking pictures of your food?" [​IMG] My kids are used to it now and usually bring the camera when I'm pulling something off the smoker. [​IMG]
  9. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    looks great, solar. Points for you, thats some inspiration fer sure!![​IMG]
  10. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the comments, and yes I get a lot of questions, laughs and eye rolling as the flash goes off in the kitchen and at the table. My GF and a few friends are now use to it, but some think I'm a little off my game. [​IMG] Everyone had just sat down at the table and we started eating when I realised that I didn't get a "plated" picture. I jumped up and got my camera and took the photo as I sat down, and more laughs insued. [​IMG]
  11. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the points Krusher!! I wish I could've gotten my temps up a little higher to make the bacon a little more crispy, but other than that, it came out great.
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great smoke Solar, good idea. [​IMG] Nice presentation too.
  13. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Solar.... nice lookin smoke and bet it tastes better!!! back to this whos on game statement, i think if you takin pics of your smoke and are sharin it with us you ARE on your game!!!! great job!!!
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree! Thank you for taking the time to share :{)
  15. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's actually what I thought it was at first. Stuffed loin w/bacon wrap. Don't get me wrong, I'm not disapointed. This looks really good as is!

    solar, nice job, sides look great, too!

  16. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    That looks excellent :)

    Yet more ideas.... :) May christen the ECB with something like that at the weekend :D

  17. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin loin
  18. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    well its a guess but are you sure that 2lb split loin wasnt actually a set of pork TENDERLOINS?

    none the less. great looking Q there. nice job. bacon wrapped pork. yummy. [​IMG]

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