Tuesday, May 12, 2009

movin' on up!

a few weeks ago i whipped out the ol' bucket grill for a twin peaks feast of bbq chicken and sausages. i love that grill. i bought it for $10 at world market two summers ago and that lil' guy has treated me right. sure, it's small but it did the trick.
besides, i'm no size queen.

i would've used the bucket this summer too if i hadn't run across the deal of the century at marc's the other day.

for a mere $20 i got this gem.

here she is gettin' nice and warm for that kick ass pork loin i was about to grill!

i picked up two sweet potatoes and the loin at duma's for only $5! i marinated the loin in honey, soy sauce and some minced garlic while i putzed around my apartment cleaning and doing laundry.

i put the coals on the sides and left the middle of the grill coal-free so the loin wouldn't cook on direct heat.

i basted the loin a few times with the leftover marinade and left that baby alone for about an hour. once it reached 160 degrees i took it off the grill and let it rest for about 20 minutes.

while my loin was resting i steamed some brussel sprouts and added a lil' butter, salt and pepper to the sweet potatoes.

man oh man. this was DELICIOUS!

the pork was soooooo juicy and so tender i barely needed a knife. killer!

man, this grill is so sweet. i'm going to be grillin' and cookin' out all summer long!