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Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Big Chops

Sometimes nothing will do like a big fat smoked chop, hand cut from the big end of the loin. Well, today was the day. Here are 4 likely victims, between 1 1/2" and 2" thick. Seasoned with fresh ground salt and cracked pepper. Ready for the smoker:

Fresh out of the smoker. There's no way I can tell you how good these smelled. They deserved a special veggie side to go with them.

Here's a close-up of one of the chops - that was such a pretty color!

Served on a bed of sauteed veggies - Texas sweet onions, red, orange and yellow bell peppers, and sliced Crimini mushrooms. A really tasty treat.

Here's an inside view. There is the slightest smoke ring there, hard to see. Very tasty and juicy.

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