Chris and I were in charge of getting the meat ready. I have read your blog for years (I usually lurk and don't comment). Brine = 5% salt by weight, 5% sugar, peppercorns and any other spice / herb you care to chuck in. Congratulations! Oh, how exciting. I managed to find it online, and when it arrived I was even more excited about this recipe. It's quite an accomplishment especially considering what a full and complicated life you seem to lead. Mmmmm.... bacon. Friends and family came from near and far to smoke and eat bacon with me. Cut pork shoulder roll crosswise, 3/4 inch slices, ... be served separately. Yes! Yes! You know a recipe is good when you are using a measuring cup to measure the pepper! I was dreading the last recipe. And yes, I will eventually write a Best of The Book post with my favorite recipes from the first book. Slick a rimmed baking sheet with oil, or line with aluminum foil. Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts. In the meantime, Chris and Mike arrived from out of town and on Saturday morning we were ready to smoke some bacon! I was getting sad about the last recipe and then end of the project too, I am really glad this will go on!Go Teena! The smoker I use is a bargain basement Canadian Tire $300-down-to-$200 Centro. The adventure continues :-) I really like your blog and I'm happy to know that you'll continue to share a part of your interesting life with me and all your anonymous readers. (tougher than a PHD? Yes! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You can use a small quantity of curing spice if you like. Looking forward to book two! 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I'm so glad I'll be able to keep following along your adventures with the green book! It looks like I'm not the only one who has been cooking along with you. I don't think any of us had ever seen a chimney starter before, more or less used one, and the directions on the package were not super helpful. The briquettes did not just go in the bottom of the grill, as you might guess. Special thanks to, The secret to a gorgeous evenly cooked turkey is trussing. At this time of year I leave it outside on my raccoon proof deck. Have fun! Molasses-Cured Pork Shoulder Bacon! But it had an amazing smoky flavor. How can you not be thrilled to cook with something that looks like this: I started working on this recipe on the Thursday before Easter. I also have been following you for some time and cooking my way through the Book. Transfer to the oven and roast until the internal temperature reaches 145 to 150°F (60 to 70°C); 50 to 60 minutes for a pork rib roast or 30 to 35 minutes for a pork … I'm sure we're quite a few! Eventually we employed a method which involved turning the chimney starter upside down, using a little more charcoal, and Mike blowing on it, and it all worked out. Yes!!!!! Works out seriously cheap as the pork comes in at $0.89 per pound. Cook onions in bacon drippings until tender. The key is scaling back but... Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week. Jocelyn Guest (whole animal butcher) teaches us how to perfectly spatchcock (or butterfly) the bird. Use less or no sugar if you want. Hurray! I've made about 400 recipes, and always come here to see what your thoughts were on the finished result. It was extremely peppery (possibly slightly too peppery even). I'm really glad you have decided to cook through the Green Book. 1. The temperature in the grill needed to stay between 80 and 120 degrees. Over the years a lot of people asked me which recipe I would save for the very end. To me that is overkill. I have never commented before but I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading about more recipes! Delicious! Yay!! The pan with sawdust went on a rack below the rack with the meat on it. I then added boneless pork shoulder roast: I weighted the pork so it was submerged and then cured it in the refrigerator for a day and a half. But as it turned out, it was easy to keep it above 80 and harder to keep it below 120. By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. I look forward to your Green Book adventures! Ultra flavorful and tender, this Pork Shoulder is smoked low and slow, and creates the most amazing, melt in your mouth pulled pork! Mike looked for some tips on his phone: The real problem was, we only needed to light 5 charcoal briquettes. This was pork shoulder bacon rather than pork belly bacon, so it didn't get quite as crispy as typical bacon. Dining Companions: Karen H, Dave, Brad, Deniz, Mike M, Teresa, Sami, Kendra, Watson, Terry, and Teri. I am so excited you're continuing. Mike and my special gentleman were assigned to assemble the kettle grill that we had purchased for just this purpose. I have been waiting two years to say this:Congratulations!!!!!! (Be careful how you use that stuff - it is poisonous in 'relatively small' quantities.). I kept saying to myself "she can't end this project...she must think of something else"!!! Perfect for any cookout or BBQ, complete with grill cooking instructions as well. 1) Brine whole (or split into two along obvious connective tissue) for 24 to 48 hours depending on how salty you want. 2) Leave it for 24-48 hours uncovered and where it won't sit in any juice. You are all very kind! An incredible achievement! Congratulations, Teena, on your amazing and inspiring accomplishment. Rather, they went in a pan of hickory sawdust. I'm also a stranger who stumbled across your blog years ago and have been following along faithfully. This Smoked Pork Shoulder … If the temperature got too hot we were supposed to remove a briquette (which we had to do on several occasions). Transfer to a resealable 2-gallon plastic bag. As it turns out, the chimney starter was easier to use if it was a bit more full. I've been cooking through the yellow book too (although not blogging about it) during med school/grad school/residency - just ~250 recipes behind you. Chris and I got the pork ready to be smoked by draining it, patting it dry, and sprinkling it with black pepper. I have loved reading your archives, and I love that you've shared parts of your non-cooking life with us too. You know how some recipes go through phases where they don't look too appetizing before they finally reach the delicious end product?

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