Recipes — pork

Matt Curmi

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos

Serves 2                     Total Time – 5-6 hours Pork shoulder is an ideal cut for smoking and pulling. It’s delicious, and it also happens to be pretty forgiving and inexpensive. Tip – I used a barrel smoker for this recipe, but if you prefer to use an electric smoker or grill you can substitute the smoking blocks for chips. Ingredients For the Pork Hickory Smoking Blocks 6-8 lb. Pork Butt/Shoulder ½ cup Mustard, any variety 4 Tbsp. Kosher Salt 1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder 3 Tbsp. Chili Powder 4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 3...

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Matt Curmi

Cedar Planked Pork Steak with Coffee Rub and Grilled Vegetables

Cedar Planked Pork Steak with Coffee Rub and Grilled Vegetables

Serves – 4          Total Time – 45 minutes The fresh Cedar wood flavor adds some brightness to the earthiness of the coffee rub, this would make a killer breakfast chop. Tip – There are plenty of coffee rubs on the market out there, this home-made version is hands down the best you will ever try. Ingredients: 2 Cedar Grilling Planks 4 Bone-in Pork Steaks – 8-10 oz For the rub 1 Tbsp. Ground Coffee 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. Paprika 1 Tbsp. Coarse Salt 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper ½ Tbsp. Chili Powder ½ Tbsp. Granulated Garlic...

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Casey Johnson

Grilling Perfect Bratwursts

Grilling Perfect Bratwursts

This isn’t so much a recipe, but just some sound, plank grilling advice. Sausages are one of the quintessential foods of BBQ’s, tailgates, Oktoberfests and grilling get-togethers the world over. They are easy to eat while standing and mingling, and pair famously with pretzels, mustard and beer. All too often sausages, franks, bratwurst, and weisswurst are abused on the grill. Grilled to dried, blackened messes, or cooked so quickly that they split and release their flavorful juices. The key to grilling highly flammable bratwurst is to have plenty of patience and grill them low and slow until the internal temperature...

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Annie Kuster

IPA Maple-Planked Pork Chops

IPA Maple-Planked Pork Chops

Ingredients 2 bone-in pork chops (6-8oz each) 1 Maple Grilling Plank 1/3 c. India Pale Ale ¼ c. maple syrup ¼ c. balsamic vinegar Method Soak. Soak Outdoor Gourmet grilling plank in hot tap water for at least 15 minutes. Use something heavy to weigh the plank down as it soaks to keep it completely submerged. Reduce. Make glaze by reducing beer, maple syrup and vinegar on the stovetop until it thickens to half its original volume. Sear. Preheat grill to 400ºF. Place the pork chops on grill bone down and cook for 3 minutes. Sear the pork chops for 1-2 minutes on...

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