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05-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Hi all,
bought this gorgeus double pork chop yesterday, 3 fingers thick, weight more than 2 pounds :twitch::

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/528174E4-358A-4B78-A972-461BEAF7673C-29426-000008286D29B74D.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/528174E4-358A-4B78-A972-461BEAF7673C-29426-000008286D29B74D.jpg.html)

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Decided today to have it, for me and my beautiful wife. Salted % peppered, then smoked indirect with lump charcoal and some chunk of cherry wood. Some apricots burned directly both sides, during the indirect phase of the chop:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/453D2EF4-92E5-4B65-A3C3-44646EB05DE1-29426-000008281433B6E5.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/453D2EF4-92E5-4B65-A3C3-44646EB05DE1-29426-000008281433B6E5.jpg.html)

About 120-130f internally, ready to go direct:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/6601575F-2AF5-4D2F-8948-667D4B103D76-29426-000008282FDA6C62.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/6601575F-2AF5-4D2F-8948-667D4B103D76-29426-000008282FDA6C62.jpg.html)

Glazed both sides with some home made bbq sauce, made with ketchup, cider vinegar, honey, cloves, pepper, chili, and put indirect again:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/CC57B40A-7ED9-4446-BFC4-F7C2939DC061-29426-0000082822177A1A.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/CC57B40A-7ED9-4446-BFC4-F7C2939DC061-29426-0000082822177A1A.jpg.html)

Last, direct on the rind, to burn it:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/FB6B7299-99F5-4BC0-896B-13878D6D932C-29426-0000082803B1CC48.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/FB6B7299-99F5-4BC0-896B-13878D6D932C-29426-0000082803B1CC48.jpg.html)

Internal temp 155-160f, ready to rest a little, with the apricots:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/59E2B337-B2F7-454D-868C-6EA93EBDCB73-29426-0000082846F1D0A3.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/59E2B337-B2F7-454D-868C-6EA93EBDCB73-29426-0000082846F1D0A3.jpg.html)

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Its last minutes in this world:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/D2D37B9A-2332-4D01-AC4C-C1FC7C1F2451-29426-000008283E442791.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/giovannidambruoso/media/D2D37B9A-2332-4D01-AC4C-C1FC7C1F2451-29426-000008283E442791.jpg.html)

Total cooking time: about 1 hour. It was enjoyable to cook, beautiful and enormous to see, and, above all, VERY TASTY!

Thanks for looking :-D,

05-18-2013, 09:52 AM
Looks outstanding!


05-18-2013, 11:43 AM
Shot 5, glazing, is KILLER! What was the lighting? Natural? Flash? Great series.

05-18-2013, 11:50 AM
There is a steak house called Perry's very nice very romantic kind of place, they have a pork chop that is $35 and is 5 fingers high. Absolutely they best chop in the world, but now that I have seen yours I know I can do one better then Perry's and for a lot less then $35... Thank you for sharing that fine hunk of meat....

05-18-2013, 11:59 AM
That chop looks way killer!!!

05-18-2013, 12:16 PM
Thank you all!
@cameraman: light natural, shoot outside in my balcony, in the shadow, with a iphone4, applied the "clarity" filter with te app Camera+ to enance the lights.

05-18-2013, 03:29 PM
That looks absolutely amazing! Perfectly done.

05-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Great job to maintain moisture. I'd love to have tasted it.

05-18-2013, 04:15 PM
Wow, that is a great looking cook and pr0n! :hungry:

05-18-2013, 05:04 PM
Wow again, you push out some fine cooks mate, get over here to Lygon St.:biggrin1:

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05-18-2013, 05:45 PM
That is One Fine Lookin Piece of Pork !! Great Job !!

05-18-2013, 05:51 PM
Thank you all guys for the fine words!

Wow again, you push out some fine cooks mate, get over here to Lygon St

I'd like it a lot to come!

05-18-2013, 06:30 PM
That's sexy!

05-18-2013, 07:07 PM
You do such superb food Gianni!

05-18-2013, 07:21 PM
Daaaammmmnnnn! i need one, and 2 peices of white bread.:shocked:

05-18-2013, 07:40 PM
Looks really great.....And i just finished a big dinner, wish it was yours!

05-18-2013, 08:06 PM
I'm not much of a pork chop guy but how do you say no to that!