Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dr BBQ - Ray Lampe Demo at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Part

Dr BBQ Ray Lampe did a pork demo Saturday afternoon at the Block Party. It was in conjucnction with the pork trailer. As usual Ray was very entertaining and informative. The location was not the greatest. Right in front of the demo trailer was the line for one of the vendors leaving only about 4 feet of space to gather around and watch the demo. The demo was "Rays Tropical Pork Sandiches" from his latest book "The NFL game day cook book" He also did a little demo on making your own rub. Samples of the pork were also given out to the crowd.

Ray's Tropical Pork Sandwiches

"Create an island-inspired blitz by marinating your chops with pineapple juice, coconut milk, key lime juice and guava paste. If you're looking for a lean and mean dish, include healthful ingredients like pork tenderloin, which is as lean as a skinless chicken breast."

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • 8 sandwich rolls
  • 8 slices pineapple
  • 8 slices red bell pepper
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon Key lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon guava paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch nutmeg


To make the marinade: Whisk together all the marinade ingredients. Put the pork chops in a zip-top bag or a glass bowl and pour the marinade over them. Toss to coat well. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours, tossing occasionally to coat evenly.

Prepare the grill for cooking over direct medium-high heat. Grill the chops, turning once or twice, until done to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

Place each pork chop on a bun. Quickly grill the pineapple slices for 1 minute on each side and put them on top of the pork chops. Top each with a slice of red pepper to serve.

Makes 8 sandwiches.

From: The NFL Game Day Cookbook © 2008 by the National Football League. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.ChronicleBooks.com

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