I wanted to make an entire meal made of all pig meats after watching the TED talk by Christien Meindertsma. She is the author of the book “Pig 05049″, which discusses at least 185 non-pork pig products, from soaps to artificial hearts. I would call it – “The Pig Out Dinner”.
All of the invited friends were Nepali expats. I wanted to make the dinner in a style of a typical Nepali meal, but with non-traditional ingredients and using spices outside of the Indian subcontinent. The challenge was to make each dish consisting of pork from different parts of the world as well as to cook something that brings back memories of a typical meal from Nepal – dal, bhat and masu.
Here’s what I made for the pig out dinner;
Bacon Vodka – Pig Out Signature Drink
To make: add the left over bacon fat from cooking the bacon to vodka (or bourbon) in a mason jar, shake, let it stand, freeze it, remove the top hardened fat portion, filter the vodka through a paper coffee filters.
Fat from 2 lb of bacon
The bacon flavor in the vodka was too strong. In order to reduce the total alcohol content and the bacony taste, I served the drink with twice the amount of chilled lime seltzer.
The bacon vodka was not a hit. People stuck with the beers and wines they brought. It might have been a more successful if I had delivered the bacon vodka differently. Next time I plan to serve the bacon vodka in Bloody Mary – that should work.
The Pig Out Appetizers
Pork Salami and Prosciutto with Brie and Bleu cheese
Even though, the guacamole was little toward the salty side, my guests still liked it. Note to self; add less salt if adding bacon.
The Pig Out Dinner Entrée
Beans with Smoky Shredded Pork
Rice with Pork Kielbasa Sausages
Slow-braised Pork Tenderloin
The 3 cans were a bit too much of heat. I should have stayed with the 2 cans as I initially planned. The pork dish was similar to chipotle chili verde I made half a year ago.
The Pig Out Dessert (Idea only)
Making bacon cookies can be a separate pork related project sometime in the future – maybe all bacon dinner. Any takers?
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