Recipes — pork

Cedar Planked Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with Smoky Green Beans

Cedar Planked Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with Smoky Green Beans

This recipe makes for a well balanced meal that is easy and quick to prepare. Serves – 2 Total Time – 2 hours Tip - The smoked vinaigrette is delicious, but If you want to save some time, you can use a prepared dressing or skip on smoking the oil, it’ll save you about 90 minutes. Ingredients Cedar Grilling Plank Smoking Chips For the dressing ⅔ cup light Olive Oil ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar 1 Lemon, juiced ½ Tbsp Spicy Mustard 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil For the chops 2 thick cut Pork Chops (bone in if possible) 1 Red Chile,...

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Matt Curmi

Maple Smoked Jowl Bacon

Maple Smoked Jowl Bacon

If you can get your hands on some pork jowls, this recipe is a great way to them justice. Serves: 10-14 Prep Time: 10 days Smoke Time: 4 hours Tip – Use fresh jowls if possible, if none are available frozen will do just fine. Ingredients Maple Smoking Chips 2 Hog Jowls, 5-6 lb. total weight, skin removed ½ Cup Kosher Salt 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar 1 tsp. instacure #1 (Pink Curing Salt) 1 Tbsp. Lemon Zest 3 Bay Leaves 1 Tbsp. Black peppercorns Method Rinse the jowls and pat dry. Place the lemon zest, bay leaves, and peppercorns in a spice...

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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 Vegetables

Cedar Planked Pork Steak with Coffee Rub and 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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