Thursday, November 29

Tuesday, November 27

its all about the butt

so i cooked an amazing boston butt all day was so fragrant and the house still smells like christmas tree or home cooking (depending on the room youre in) all began with a great Publix boston is the recipe below! I had the pork frozen from a previous week when i thought i was going to be able to come up with the recipe but was unable to get things together. in total, my pork went in the oven around 7:30am and was perfected by 5:30pm. as long as there is liquid (which will be a good amount) you will not over cook the roast. i put mine in the oven for the 1st time ever in a Calphalon dutch oven/stove top cooker that was oven safe.

amazing pulled pork
what you need...
for the pork...
3-5lb Boston butt pork roast (whatever size looks best)
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup water
your favorite bbq sauce, mine is sticky fingers carolina sauce

for the rub...
3 tablespoons paprika
1-1/2 tablespoons salt
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

what to do...
Preheat the oven to 225°F. Prepare the rub by combining the paprika, salt, sugar, mustard, cumin, pepper, garlic and onion powders and cayenne in a small bowl. Trim any large pieces of exterior fat from the pork if desired. Pat the rub mixture on all sides of the pork and place uncovered, in a dutch oven. Roast uncovered for 1 hour.

Remove the pork from the oven, brush with the olive oil, add the water, cover and return to the oven for approximately 5 hours longer. At this point the pork should be very tender and pull apart easily with a fork. Total roasting time runs between 90 and 100 minutes per pound.

Transfer the pork to a large platter and allow to cool enough to handle. With two dinner forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, removing any large chunks of fat in the process.

Monday, November 26