Verdict: win

About a month ago, my friend Albert won an R2-Cuervo Smoker from a raffle at Hamptons on King, our go-to and favorite bar.

He's been storing it in our back yard, and yesterday he spent 14 hours smoking this beaut.

It was worth it.


Verdict: win

I bookmarked this recipe as soon as it was posted on Serious Eats. Definitely a win with the tart/savory pork and grilled sweet mango combo. The recipe requires little active time, too boot!

I'm tempted to just make a batch of the marinade and keep it in the freezer. It's pretty bomb. For the record, lime juice + OJ is a great alternative to fresh sour orange juice, and if you're in a pinch you can use orange mango Naked Juice (just had some in the fridge - I'm not a big OJ drinker) or some other juice variation of that sort. Next time I would just grill pork chops with the mojo marinade instead of making kebabs, because it's so difficult to not overcook the kebabs.