Prep Time 12 minutes Cooking Time 8 to 10 minutes
This is a fast easy game day food starter for tailgating or couch gating that bring a lot of flavor to each bite and is my adaptation of the Tiger Shrimp, Bacon, And Avocado Kabobs recipe from Hilaire Walden’s book Grilling, 365 health and delicious recipes. I put these skewers on the grill with hopes that our home town team, the Carolina Panthers, could hold up against the Sea Hawks in the NFL play offs. However, it was not to be. Maybe next year, @Panthers #KeepPounding #GameDayFood
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On a warm sunny Carolina Friday afternoon, I loaded up the SUV with gear, packed my freshly mixed pork rub with coffee pepper, picked up a friend, hooked up a large wood burning pig cooker and headed to the east side of Fayetteville to cook what I thought would be my native BBQ, eastern Carolina style BBQ, in a whole pig cook-off in Vander, NC.
My friend, John, and I set up our cooker between two veteran teams, Smoke’n Ribs BBQ Pit & Catering out of Castle Hayne, NC and Big Hawg out of Clinton, NC.
In my never-ending pursuit for new BBQ ingredients, I may have stumbled onto a new weapon of flavor, Coffee Pepper. This ingredient blend, whole peppercorns coarsely ground together with Starbucks dark Italian roast coffee beans, is my new tool for building layers of flavor.