My UN-official December Throwdown entry.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fired up, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Back in December I thought about entering the throwdown and I came up with this idea. I ended up deciding not to participate and never made it. The other day I was organizing my desk and came across a sheet of paper with some notes I had scribbled about my possible entry, so I decided to make it today.

    Smoked Pork Tenderloin and Pablano Pepper Soup

    Here are the ingredients.

    Pork Tenderloins
    Russet Potatoes
    Homemade Chicken Stock
    Yellow Onions
    Fresh Garlic
    Pablano Peppers
    Coriander
    Cumin
    Paprika
    Kosher Salt
    Black Pepper
    Oregano



    I cleaned out the poblanos and cut them in half. Then I cut the pork into bite sized chunks and made a wet rub with a little vegetable oil, Coriander, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and oregano. I let the meat marinate in this mixture for an hour and then placed on a cooling rack.



    Onto the UDS with charcoal and hickory for about an hour at 225. Here they are fresh out of the smoker.



    I sliced up the onions and diced the poblanos and sweated them over medium heat until the onions turned translucent.



    While the onions and peppers were cooking I peeled some fresh garlic and broke out one of my favorite tools, The Microplane Grater



    It makes quick work of garlic (and ginger root as well).



    I put the garlic in the pan and cooked for 1 minute then added my diced potatoes, chicken stock, and more of the spices.



    I cooked it on a low simmer until the potatoes were fork tender then added the pork to the pot. I simmered for another 5 minutes until the pork was heated through. At this point the potatoes start to break down and act as a natural thickener. Time to serve it up with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.



    It was delicious, I cant wait to try it tomorrow after it sits in the fridge all night and the flavors really merge together.

    Thanks for checking out my soup!
     
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice. Great looking soup.
     
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a great looking bowl of soup!
    Just bookmarked this one because this is one soup I have got to make!
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice recipe, very auththentic and I'll bet tasty too.[​IMG]
     
  5. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Great work! :)
     
  6. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks fantastic.
     
  7. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    that look pretty good. Thanks for the recipe.[​IMG]
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now thats very nice looking soup you have there Brad. Why cann't you enter I'm sure you can still be a judge cause their are more then one of you out there and then the final word goes to us out here right??? I know I could tell you if a soup looks better then mine does. I know right off the bat that my entry wasn't a winner but I was just puttin in and entry.
     
  9. oh wow. totally gonna try this one! thanks for sharing and the pictures make me HUNGRY
     
  10. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    man that soup looks great, coulda used a pot of it about a week ago!!!

    thanks for not entering in december you woulda taken the votes
     

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