Turning Food to Ash

Posted by francis keyser Thursday, July 8, 2010
Ingredients:
pork short ribs
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 cup fresh ginger (minced)
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sriracha
2 tbsp mint (diced)
1/4 cup white onion (diced)
1/8 tsp Asian 5-Spice
1/4 tsp liquid smoke

Wrap in aluminum foil, place under embers, have too many beers and cook for far too long. Remove aluminium foil gawk and disgusting food, laugh at failure and make something edible.

A couple of weekends ago we were camping with some friends and I remembered my parents wrapping crabs and potatoes in aluminum foil and putting them into the fire embers to cook. I thought it seemed like a great way to try cooking some pork ribs and sweet buns.

Spaghetti and meat balls turned out so well the night before, how could it go wrong? I had forgot to bring pants or a coat with me, the air mattresses I had just purchased popped as soon as I laid on it, I knocked down an entire display shelf at a cafe, our Friend's dog barked all night, we all froze at night and while fishing we only caught a muddy sock. Why would cooking in the embers not work?

I did not take into account how hot fires get, so when I put the food in wrapped up a half hour later all I had in any of the aluminium foil were chunks of charcoal. I actually tried to eat these chunks of charcoal. They were not tasty at all! I told my mother about this when I got home and she told me that they use to only leave everything in the fire for a few minutes at a time until it was down.

Luckily we I had brought some extra sandwich makings so we did not starve!

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