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Jul
03
2013

Hard Rock Cafe’s Pig Sandwich

Posted by: ChefTom in Categories: Hard Rock Cafe, Recipes.

The fourth of July is synonymous with fun times, great food and exciting fireworks.  This year is no different.  My neighbors and I have organized a huge block party that’s shaping up to be the celebration of the year.

Or course there will be the essentials like burgers and hot dogs, but I’m also working on something extra special.  I’m preparing pulled pork using a secret recipe for Hard Rock Cafe’s pig sandwiches.  The secret is marinating the pork shoulder for at least 12 hours and then slow cooking it until it just falls apart.  Served on a soft bun with their signature pig sauce and homemade slaw.  So yummy!

In case you need a little more inspiration for your Independence Day, I’d like to remind you that we have a wonderful collection  of patriotic recipes on our forum: Go Here

Enjoy!

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Hard Rock Cafe’s Pig Sandwich

Hamburger buns

Pulled Pork:
1 quart hot water
1 quart apple cider vinegar
1/2 C. Tabasco sauce
1/2 C. sugar
3 lbs. pork shoulder

Pig Slaw:
1/4 C. sugar
3 C. white vinegar
2 1/4 C. water
1 head green cabbage leaf, peeled and cored

Pig Sauce:
2 C. Heinz ketchup
2 1/4 C. cider vinegar
1 3/4 t. salt
1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 T. coarse black pepper
1 1/2 T. chili powder
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. granulated garlic
3 T. vegetable oil

Pulled Pork:
In a large bowl, add vinegar, Tabasco sauce and sugar to hot water. Stir to dissolve sugar. Pour marinade over pork, cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Remove pork from marinade and place in a baking pan. Cook in a preheated 450°F. oven until well browned. Cover with foil. Pour some marinade over pork, lower temperature to 300°F., and slow-roast for an additional two hours or until meat pulls away easily from the bone.

Pig Slaw:
In a large bowl, combine sugar, vinegar and water. Mix with a wire whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Add shredded cabbage and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.

Pig Sauce:
Place all ingredients except the vegetable oil in a saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Stir in vegetable oil, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir to incorporate. Place in proper storage container, and cool in an ice bath to 40°F.. Cover, date and refrigerate.

Assembly:
Toast hamburger buns. Place a level scoop of pig meat on the bottom of the toasted bun. Place pig slaw on top of the meat, then ladle pig sauce over the slaw and meat. Off-set the top part of the bun on top of the sandwich, and serve with onion rings. Serve immediately with a side of cole slaw and your favorite beans.

Source: Secret Recipe Forum

Until Next Time… Be Well!

Kind Regards,

Ron

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May
17
2009

The barbecue season is upon us!  It is time to prepare all of your favorite recipes for the summer parties.  I know this Bar-B-Que Beans recipe will become one of your favorites.  Serve it with some Pulled Pork.

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Mar
09
2008

Copycat Hard Rock Cafe Shrimp Fajitas

Posted by: ChefTom in Categories: Hard Rock Cafe, Recipes.

Back in the seventies, Eric Clapton – the original guitar god, founder of Cream and Derek & the Dominoes, creator of the immortal “Layla” – liked to eat at this quirky American diner in London called the Hard Rock Cafe. Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, two enterprising and music-loving Americans, Hard Rock Cafe was an instant classic.

Clapton got to be friends with the proprietors and asked them to save him a regular table, put up a brass plaque or something. And the young proprietors said, Why don’t we put up your guitar? They all had a chuckle, and he handed over a guitar, and they slapped it on the wall.

No one thought much more about it. Until a week later, when another guitar arrived (a Gibson Les Paul, by the way). With it was a note from Pete Townshend of The Who which read: “Mine’s as good as his. Love, Pete.”

The young proprietors put it on the wall. After that, the guitars never stopped coming. Today there are more than 70,000 guitars, drums, pianos, harmonicas, microphones, shirts, pants, scarves, shoes, handwritten lyrics, cars, bikes, a bus and assorted rock memorabilia.

This recipe is one of over 100 recipes that can be found in America’s Most Wanted Recipes Volume 1!

1 pound medium shrimp, shelled
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup lime juice
4 (9-inch) flour tortillas
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sour cream
1. Stir together shrimp, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil and place in a 350 degrees F oven until hot (about 15 minutes).
3. Heat oil in a wide nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.Add peppers and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until limp (about 10 minutes). Remove vegetables and keep warm.
4.Add shrimp mixture to pan, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring often, until shrimp are opaque in center; cut to test (about 3 minutes). Return vegetables to pan, stirring to mix with shrimp.
5. Spoon shrimp mixture into tortillas, top with sour cream, and roll up.
Serves 4

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Jan
11
2007

Copycat Hard Rock Cafe Pulled Pork

Posted by: ChefTom in Categories: Hard Rock Cafe, Recipes.

Back in the seventies, Eric Clapton – the original guitar god, founder of Cream and Derek & the Dominoes, creator of the immortal “Layla” – liked to eat at this quirky American diner in London called the Hard Rock Cafe. Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, two enterprising and music-loving Americans, Hard Rock Cafe was an instant classic.

Clapton got to be friends with the proprietors and asked them to save him a regular table, put up a brass plaque or something. And the young proprietors said, Why don’t we put up your guitar? They all had a chuckle, and he handed over a guitar, and they slapped it on the wall.

No one thought much more about it. Until a week later, when another guitar arrived (a Gibson Les Paul, by the way). With it was a note from Pete Townshend of The Who which read: “Mine’s as good as his. Love, Pete.”

The young proprietors put it on the wall. After that, the guitars never stopped coming. Today there are more than 70,000 guitars, drums, pianos, harmonicas, microphones, shirts, pants, scarves, shoes, handwritten lyrics, cars, bikes, a bus and assorted rock memorabilia.

Try out this copycat recipe for Hard Rocks famous pulled pork!

3 lbs pork shoulder
1 quart hot water
1 quart apple-cider vinegar
1/2 cup Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar

In a large bowl, combine apple-cider vinegar, Tabasco sauce, sugar and hot water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour marinade over pork, cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Remove pork from marinade and place in a baking pan. Cook in a preheated 450 degree F oven until browned. Pour some marinade over pork, lower temperature to 300 degrees F, cover and slow-roast for an additional two hours or until meat pulls away easily from the bone. Serve!

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