Thursday, January 8, 2009

pulled pork

Yesterday I slow roasted a giant pork shoulder that I got from costco. My reasoning was I would take it on our ski vacation for good quick sandwiches. One of the first places I go on the Internet for recipes is the food network ( I am a food network junkie) so this is recipe I followed. I marinated it in the dry rub over night, and I also added pepper to the dry rub and extra brown sugar.  I roasted it according to the instructions, but I covered it with tinfoil for about half of the time. I roasted it for about 7 hours, till it read 170 degrees, it wasn't "falling apart" per say,  so it could have used some more time in the oven, but alas it was dinner time so it had to be done enough. I shredded it with two forks. I also made the sauce he suggested, and while making it I though "oohh this is gonna be good!" The little bit on the end of my finger tasted really good. I didn't pour it on the shredded pork because I knew the kids would hate it. When I put it on my sandwich, it was way too much of the same flavor. It sort of makes me shutter to think about it. So I wouldn't recommend the sauce, sorry tyler florence. Luckily, I also had some "sweet baby ray's" BBQ sauce on hand, and it was perfect for the pork.  In conclusion, I liked to pork, a lot.  I made me really want to get a smoker this summer. By golly, I am going to get a smoker this summer, how fun would that be?


Lacy said...

All this food browsing makes me hungry... when are you feeding us again?


Nan said...

come on up! dinner's a 6 every night!

Bethany said...

If you want a smoker, but don't want to pay $1000 bucks, it's really not that hard to make one. We love it! We had amazing smoked pork all summer...and we're looking forward to a very smokey Thanksgiving.