Tuesday, March 8, 2016
BACON WRAPPED PORK LOIN STUFFED WITH SAUSAGE
Lakewood Meats & Sausage does not disappoint. It is a destination meat stop when we are in the Lodi area. Recently, the 'Great White Hunter' and yours truly embarked on a Meat Adventure. We jumped into 'Black Bart" (Bad. Ass. Raider. Transportation) and visited four different and unique meat destinations. Our first stop was Lakewood Meat & Sausage. Actually this was our meeting area to carpool and begin our adventure. I know this pains the 'Great White Hunter' but my parking karma was in full tilt today because I parked right in front. Granted they do have a designated parking lot. That still counts?
I usually make it to Lakewood Meats about once a year around the Asparagus festival time. I am remembered and greeted as the Mad Meat Genius. They even remember my previous years purchse of some short ribs. I am impressed. This meat market has something for everyone. I especially like the house made sausage. What caught my eye today was a sausage stuffed bacon wrapped pork loin. What a brilliant idea. The Great White Hunter and I made our purchases and continued on our journey. We are going to leave the rest of the journey for another day and fast forward to the kitchen for some bacon wrapped stuffed pork loin cooking.
Cooking this roast cook not of been easier. Lakewood has done all the work for me. My only job was to start a fire. We used one of my cookers that is basically a charcoal fueled oven. Several small apple wood chunks were thrown into the mix for flavoring. The grate was oiled and we began our cook. We cooked our roast until the internal temperature reached 140 degrees. The all important rest time of 20 minutes was observed. We also threw in some beautiful fresh asparagus from the farmers market. It was time to eat.
Slicing open this beautiful roast revealed a luscious sausage center. The exterior bacon had crisped to a heavenly crunch. The pork was tender and flavorful. Does it get any better than this? Lakewood Sausage & Meat is a destination meat stop. This roast was easy to cook and Lakewood did all the preparation. You cannot beat that.
Lakewood Meat & Sausage