2/8/08

Disneyland & BBQ Pork Sandwiches

The Jungle Cruise is my favorite ride at Disneyland. It's corny and hokey and everytime we've gone on it we get great "Cruise Skipper" who goes really off script with the jokes. "Come on to the front kids...You know I love kids...a little BBQ sauce, mustard, and catsup always helps though..." What does Disneyland have to do with BBQ pork sandwiches? I'm pretty sure your yelling this at your computer screen right about now. Weeelll, dear readers I've never been down south to experience a pulled pork sandwich. I've been to Mexico and I've been to most of New England but never down south. My culinary experience is sorely lacking in this regard. Sure, I've seen and read about pulled pork sandwichs just never had one until I went to Disneyland. Yes, yes, I know it's not a real pulled pork sandwich if it comes from Disneyland. Well, actually not Disneyland but Downtown Disney at Ralph Brennen's Jazz Kitchen To Go.

Let's pretend to go on the Pirates of the Caribbean before I give you my un-authentic recipe for BBQ Pork Sanwiches. Smile for the camera and sing-a-long everybody...

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot, Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We extort, we pilfer, we filch, and sack, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. Maraud and embezzle, and even high-jack, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We kindle and char, inflame and ignite, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. We burn up the city, we're really a fright, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We're rascals, scoundrels, villans, and knaves, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs, Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

BBQ Pork Sandwiches:
1 pork tenderloin
bbq rub
bbq sauce (make your own, buy your favorite.. I won't tell.) I like Zeke's Top Dog Dry Rub and their Longhorn BBQ Sauce Texas Style.
sandwich rolls
tomatoes, sliced
red onions, sliced
iceburg lettuce, shredded
dill pickles, sandwich stackers are the easiest and it will not be the same if you don't add the pickles.
Coat pork tenderloin in dry rub and place onto a baking dish or pan or whatever you have. Place into a pre-heated 250 degree oven for how ever long it takes for the meat to just fall apart without getting dry. I usually cook it for about 3 hours. About an hour and half into the cooking time, I spread a nice coat of bbq sauce on the tenderloin. After the pork is done, shred or slice the pork. I like it shredded but for some reason I didn't do it this time. Laziness, I guess. Spread some bbq sauce on the roll and add meat, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles (and maybe some of the pickle brine, if you like that sort of thing). That's it. Serve with some fries or some of my beer batter yam fries or potato salad or...
I could go on and on and on...
*random fact: robin williams was at one time a skipper on the jungle cruise.