Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cooking with Lava?!!?!!!!!

Step 1: Preparation

1 Game Hen or Pork Loin
8 Ti or Banana Leaves
1 Shovel and Gloves
1 2000° F fresh Lava
Spice the Game Hen to individual taste and wrap it in leaves, one leaf at a time.

Step 2: Prepare Oven

With a shovel you don't plan on using again... gather a good amount of 2000° F Lava. Try to find Lava from a recent breakout, where the Lava is fairly fluid.
Once you have a shovel full, place it on the ground far enough away from the Lava field that you won't worry about having to move it.

Step 3: Position Food

Once you place the Lava on the ground have your assistant position the leaf-wrapped food in the center of the Lava blob. They will want to wear gloves for this operation as the Lava is VERY hot.
While your assistant is positioning the food, prepare another shovel full of Lava for the next step.

Step 4: Seal Oven

While your assistant holds the food against the oven base, drop a second blob of Lava on top of the food.
Try to leave a very small opening in the lava for steam to escape from the food. This helps avoid bubbles and steam explosions while cooking.

Step 5: Start Cooking

The Game Hen is now cooking nicely, at 2000°. In this view of our Game Hen... you can see the opening we left for the steam to escape.
This is a good point to sit back, have a drink and watch the beautiful Lava as it flows in front of you.

Step 6: Cook 45 Minutes

Cooking on Lava takes about as much time as cooking in an oven, even though we're using such high heat.
Keep the Game Hen cooking for about 45 minutes. The rock oven will cool down to about 800° F fairly quickly, and then down to 450° F within about 20 minutes. The Ti leaves help protect the food from burning.

Step 7: Break and Eat

To get at the food simply hit the rock oven with the shovel and it will easily break open.
Most of the Ti leaves will have burnt off by the cooking process... flake their charred remains aside and dig into the moist and tasty food.

That's the most gangster shit I've ever seen...

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