Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Little Piggy Fest

It was time to throw a little summer back yard party and pay homage to our favorite beast, the pig.  It was a beautiful day, good friends to share, and who knew pork could be so good? We did!


On the menu:


Sliced Cured Meats 
- A selection of San Danielle Prosciutto, Speck, Italian Porchetta, and Salumi Salame served with fresh baguette slices, cracker assortment and red eye mayonnaise (Failed to photo!)


Chilled Corn Soup, Scallion Oil and Bacon Bits
- Roasted yellow and white corn, Nueskes Bacon, and emulsified scallion oil


Dan Dan Mein
- Ramen noodles, wok fried ginger and garlic ground pork, julienned cucumbers, sesame chili sauce


Bo Ssam, Bibb Lettuce, Ginger Scallion Sauce, Ssam Sauce
- Kurobuta Berkshire Whole Pork Butt, slow roasted finished with brown sugar glaze.  Served with Boston bibb lettuce, steamed buns a selection of sauces


Pulled Pork, Potato Buns, Cabbage and Corn Slaw with Cilantro and Orange Dressing
- Kurobuta Berkshire Whole Pork Butt, Mary's spice rub, slow smoked and barbecued, finished with red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes and butter.   (Missed my photo op with this one)


Pork Consumed:
28 Pounds of Berkshire Pork
3 Pounds Cured Meats
2 Pounds Ground Pork
6 Ounces Nueskes Bacon


For the most part, these items have all made the buffet before, so I will give myself a break and not post the recipes further.  If you want them, search the blog, or email me.  But I will share some additional photos of the preparations for the party.  After all, a picture speaks a thousand words.  Yet, in the end... I wish I would have taken more photos!


Islands of Lettuce and Cilantro Drying

Corn Soup

Bo Ssam with the sugar and kosher salt  rub on the night before the party

Pulled Pork with the Mary spice rub on the night before

Air Popped Popcorn with Wasabi Seaweed Furikake

The Bar




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