Alright, summer is now officially on and it’s one week til Independence Day which, let’s face it, means you’re not getting an ounce of work down over the next two weeks. Yep, the next 10 days are officially reserved for browsing pinterest at your desk, “working” while actually surfing sites like www.weluvbingo.com, and of course, deciding what you’re going to grill for the 4th. May we present our first suggestion: a pulled pork slider recipe that proves Jägermeister is good for something other than getting the party started.
Alright, we’re calling it: it’s officially summer as far as we’re concerned! All around the nation, loyal ESers are firing up their grills, cracking up a cold brewski (or two, or three, or ten…we don’t judge), and getting ready to devour their body weight in BBQ-sauce drenched goodness. We support this and want to help you in your summertime BBQ journey, so we’ve rounded up 100 of the most delicious ways to create and utilize delicious BBQ flavor. There are the usual suspects (read: meat, meat, and more meat) but we’ve got the vegetarians and vegans covered, too… BBQ tempeh burgers or BBQ pulled portobello quesadillas, anybody? What about BBQ in our pasta, on our pizzas, or glazed on our fruit? Don’t mind if we do!
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Despite this miserably hot and muggy summer, we’ll be dammed if 100-plus degree heat is going to stop us from cooking out. But what does a food obsessed person do when you want to up the game from your casual cook out? Roast a pig for 150 people on a Saturday that turned out to be the sweatiest day of the year, that’s what.
I’ve never roasted a pig before. I’ve been to one and assisted in babysitting one, so I figured it was about time I cooked one. But not alone — my friend Tyler was eager to jump in and get dirty, and with a garden to boot I had myself a co-host. The BF helped too, something to do with music and dealing with me stress over an 80-lb pig for weeks. We all played our part.
I’ll admit, the logistics of hosting a pig roast made me thankful I wont be doing it again for another year. There was so much I didn’t account for or didn’t think of, and didn’t realize most of it until too late.
So here’s my gift to you: a 16-step how-to on hosting your own pig roast.