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Tacos al pastor

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,142
    I couldn't see the pics when I opened this thread in the morning, but I can now. Bravo, sir! The step by step pictorial made me feel like I was there... until I realized that you had amazing tacos al pastor to eat and I didn't.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    Thanks @caliking lots of comments about pictures and viewing them on the forum this morning. I post from my macbook and have been able to view and post from that and my phone so I haven't seen it, yet. Glad they are working now. It was a fun cook, I can make some for the egghead pool party at your place so you can enjoy them next time!  B-) 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    @NDG would this spit setup work for you? Your post a couple weeks ago brought this to the front of my mind and when I saw this I went for it. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Wow just WoW! Looks great.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,075
    Incredible cook @Solson005.  I had to wait until the work day was done so I could take in all the pictures ;).  

    I am gonna have to get one of those pineapple slicers.  That is a clever gadget. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    @danjamd Thanks it was a fun day and turned out awesome! 

    @SmokeyPitt there are lots of pictures but I think it helps explain the process just seeing one doesn't really show how awesome this was. Glad you checked back in after work.  The pineapple slicer is awesome, I make Pineapple rum chicken quite often and once you use this you won't want to carve up a pineapple again. The handle pops off so you can slide it off as rings or I like to run the knife when its like that and cut it up all at once. 
    :D
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • mteelemteele Posts: 48
    I must have gotten Rick Bayless into your head last week, and this is the result! LOL looks great! I have not seen the orange recipe before so I will check that out. Which books of his do you own?

    Look into getting a Vitamix blender.....really can do some fun things with it, and it makes getting a more uniform marinade/sauce so much better than your average blender. We got one 2-3 months ago and its well worth the investment for us already. Especially the frozen margaritas!! 
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    @mteele I always have some Rick Bayless recipe floating around my head, I have Mexican Everyday which is really good for quick weeknight meals that are fast and delicious. Mexico One Plate at a Time which is based off his PBS television show. Fiesta at Ricks is a great book that I will be using more once it is nice outside to throw some parties and his new book Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks. is the first in a 4 part series that goes into the stories of him and his restaurants so its more than just recipes. I guess it would have been easier to list what books I don' t have.. 

    The grilled garlic and orange guacamole is awesome and my goto one I make for parties. I'm going to be snowed in tomorrow so I'm making his Sopa Azteca (tortilla soup) tomorrow. 

    A vitamix is on my radar, I just can't really justify the cost right now. I know how great they are but my Waring is still working fine for now. I joked with my friends when we went to the state fair the best food I had was the tortilla soup demo I got from the vitamix booth. 

    Thanks!
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Good stuff.  I love how the bar gets raised on this forum every couple of days with posts like this. Or the bar moves sideways into the unexpected. Or sometimes the bar moves lower, but never less entertaining!
    Mamaroneck
  • One of......if not "THE" best posts I've ever seen.  I think I'll go take the burgers off the mini and throw 'em in the lake!
  • LoggerLogger Posts: 236
    Great job Solson!
    I'm with Caliking on being there mentally but, not getting to eat.
    Wow

    Boomer!
    OKC area  XL - Medium
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    edited February 2013
    Thank you @Mama_Roneck I love getting new ideas of creative cooks From the forum and try to come up with good posts others can use all or a portion of for themselves. 

    Well thanks @rustypotts now I just need to get a place by the lake to cook at :D 

    Thanks @Logger maybe sometime this summer we can have a mini eggfest with some OKC eggheads or just go down to @calikings for a pool party..
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • So r u an OU fan?
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    Yes I am @bvanma28 ;
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • I wonder if anyone else caught that
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    @bvanma28 I made a post on saturday talking about New handle and gasket change for the Small BGE Griffin caught it and was giving me a hard time since he is from Texas. @Logger saw that post and I just noticed his Boomer in his reply. I've talked about my game day cooks and the ups and downs of the season so some people have picked up on that through my postings. 

    Sooner! sorry just saw that part 
    :D

    Are you a fan or just have a good eye for detail?
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • I think ive read this cook ten times today! really glad you posted it so in depth so i can steal it! 


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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    @MrCookingNurse once I found that turkey stand I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I think tomorrow I'm just going to make more tortillas and make quesadillas with the leftovers. It was so good and a fun cook. I'm glad I was able to find a simple way of doing it. Best $6.99 I've spent in awhile.
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Epic post Solson005! That looks like a lot of work but I bet it was rewarding. =D>
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    Thanks @R2Egg2Q the time consuming part was the tortillas, salsas, and guacamole. Just the pork was pretty straight forward and well worth the effort!
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,142
    Bookmarked this thread. There's only so many great Mexican recipes and books and ideas for cooks that I can take.

    And don't think I didn't catch the not-so-subtle references to a pool party over here...

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bvanma28bvanma28 Posts: 57
    edited February 2013
    Both. did u do the wood work yourself?
  • 500500 Posts: 1,790
    Phenomenal!
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,075
    Solson005 said:
    @danjamd Thanks it was a fun day and turned out awesome! 

    @SmokeyPitt there are lots of pictures but I think it helps explain the process just seeing one doesn't really show how awesome this was. Glad you checked back in after work.  The pineapple slicer is awesome, I make Pineapple rum chicken quite often and once you use this you won't want to carve up a pineapple again. The handle pops off so you can slide it off as rings or I like to run the knife when its like that and cut it up all at once. 
    :D
    I enjoyed every pic, thanks for taking the time to post them all! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    @caliking oh you caught that? I'm trying to create a demand for the pool party so it actually happens.  <:-P

    @bvanma28 no it was made by Danny's Carvings a guy that makes handles for lots of Eggheads. Mine were a little different than most of what people ask for and he was very easy to work with me. image
    and here is the one from my large egg.
    image 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    edited February 2013
    @500 thank you, it was a fun cook.

    @SmokeyPitt sure no problem, I love checking out other posts with pictures so I tried to take as many as I could to show how great this cook was! 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Wow!  Great pics and narrative.  Everything looks great.  Need to find a CI Comal, I just use one of the cheap ones from the market.  That CI one looks perfect.
    Simi Valley, California
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    edited February 2013
    Thank you @SoCal_Griller I found it on sale and couldn't pass it up. We use it for all sorts of things on the egg. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,298
    I know this post is super old . . . but wow!  I am going to make AL PASTOR Tacos this weekend - and bumped into this gem of a post.  Figured a lil bump never hurt anyone - right?
    Columbus, Ohio
  • jonnymackjonnymack Posts: 412
    That is so very cool. Great way to spend a day, thanks for the detailed documentation.
    Firing up the BGE in Covington, GA

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