I have to say those cute little pigs can be real dirty creatures. Sure, grilling pigs is a dirty job. I get asked a lot if I do whole hog (I would but the wife does not like looking at their little faces.) I guess it makes her feel better for me to get giant pieces of pig ass and grill those.
Now grilling pigs gets messy because of all the pork fat . For me, it drips down through my grate onto the wood fire and causes a lot of flare ups. If not careful I can really have a big meltdown. This is where the Texas Brush comes into play, to clean the grate real good. I don't mind because I'm cooking the fat right out of that sucker. The pork fat actually helps keep your wood burning, as the fat that drips down is as good as kindling.
For those of you who think most pork overall is high in fat and sodium, you are right. However, when the pork loin, shoulder, or butt is braised and cooked properly, low and slow over high heat (and on a smoker you can indeed cook a good portion of the fat right out of that bad boy), you would be surprised at the updated PORK Nutrition Facts right here.
|No two pork barbecues are the same.|
Alternative to Pigs:
Still disgusted? Then I guess you'll have to eat Vegan Barbecue which is just something I found over at Almanac of Eats. Every day with them is a National Food Holiday!
|Holy Vegan Cow, check out these vegetarian Spareribs!|