Shef and I hosted our third annual July 4th grill fest and I must say it was a success. And by “success” I mean there was a lot of delicious food and nobody left hungry. As has become tradition, I made my famous C’s Pulled Pork ™. And by “famous” I mean it’s known among friends to be pretty damn good. To add to the porkiness, I also made some ribs, because really, pork spare ribs are basically like pulled pork but on the bone – at least the way I make them. Also, we grilled up some jerk chicken using this marinade that Michelle L. brought back for us on her recent trip to Jamaica. This marinade is called Eaton’s and it is the bomb. Our lovely guests brought all sorts of goodies like sausage, steak, corn, watermelon, banana cream pie, homemade coconut ice cream… mmm… Please enjoy some photos.
I pull some pork.
pork anticipation faces
pulled pork – pre sauce
pulled pork ready to go with extra sauce on the side
Niels and his pulled pork sandwich
Niels gets down to business
Niels doesn’t mess around
Niels puts some serious thought into tasting
Niels gets lost in his thoughts and taste.
Little Eva likes pulled pork too. So young, and such good taste.
Beautiful ribeye steaks. Thanks, Wells.
The spices of the jerk marinade blend perfectly with the smoke from the grill to produce some of the best chicken on earth.
Sausage fest! Sausages from a South American butcher shop in Queens. Thanks, Donna and Anthony
kale salad, cole slaw, barley salad with roasted vegetables – because we like to keep things healthy.
the beginning of a beautiful sunset
Palana and Wells
Shef and an Italian beer
an Italian and a Swede: Alesandro and Niels
Irish and Filipina: Niall and Marissa
Jason and Sheila
Kei and Minori
people on the bulding of the Jewish hospital apt building
Waine’s still hungry
one of the best july 4th sunsets on record
Minori gets a nice shot of moi
is that a fire in the distance
Oh the Macy’s July 4th fireworks! At least we can still seen them from our roof.
… so delicious you can’t deny!
This is the story of how one and a half pork shoulders (butts) became numerous pulled pork sandwiches that were consumed by many people whom upon tasting the tender meat looked towards the heavens and asked the Creator, “Is this, oh All Knowing One, the secret to life?”
Intrigued? Well, click on the photo below for the full story and the video of how this transcendent meal came to be.
Tender pulled pork sandwhich with homemade barbecues sauce dill pickles and red cabbage cole slaw.