Cooked up some free range chickens in the smoker this past week. I seasoned the chicken with plenty of salt and a nice dry rub. The potatoes were cooked right in the coals. My first time making them this way. They develop a wonderful smoky flavor. The vegetables were fried up and seared in the Dutch oven first and then I braised them for a while in chicken stock, lemon juice and Dijon mustard along with some fresh rosemary. I think I originally seared them with a little lard in the cast-iron.
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This was pretty good. I cooked it in the smoker but finished it off on a cast iron grill plate so the bacon would crisp a little more.
Also smoked some veal shanks with it. I had them left over from Mother's Day sitting in the freezer. Personally, I won't smoke them anymore. I will stick to braising them in a cast-iron Dutch oven.
The family loved the bacon wrapped pork loin. A couple of my sons friends stayed for dinner and they seem to enjoy it also.
Had some leftover bacon so I made some caramelized endives sprinkled with crumbled bacon. It was delicious.