Pork loin, tender & juicy, steps & q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinal, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I had a couple of chunks of pork loin in the freezer from a few weeks ago. Pulled one out a couple of days ago.

    I wanted to smoke a simple loin no filling, just a basic pork rub.

    Here we go!

    Here's the loin.


    Rinsed & dried it, & scored the fat cap.


    Coated it with my pork rub, use your favorite rub. No mustard or oil, just rub.


    Wrapped in plastic wrap for a couple of hours in  the fridge.


    As most of you know I smoke just about everything in pans with some kind of broth.

    Here I had a couple cups of frozen chicken broth. Into the pan with the loin.


    Into the smoker. I kept the smoker around 210-215. Wood today is hickory.


    3 hours later the IT is 140. I pulled it out & rested it uncovered on the counter for 30 minutes.

    That was enough to bring it up to 145, the safe temp for pork.


    140 & ready to be pulled out.


    On the counter for the rest.


    Started slicing it up & it was incredibly juicy.


    After slicing, back into the pan juices & ready to eat.


    Perfect meal with some garlic bow ties & peas.


    This was so simple & easy. The loin was juicy & tender. It just melted in your mouth.

    Sometimes I think we get carried away with trying to make something special, or extraordinary, 

    and forget how good something simple like this can be.

    Thanks for looking!

    Happy Easter to all my SMF friends!

    Al
     
  2. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Dang that looks good, Al

    I've a pork loin in the freezer that is begging for treatment like this
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Real Tasty, Al !![​IMG]

    I would have to make a couple of "Hot Pork Sammies" with Gravy with some of that.[​IMG]

    Just like Hot Roast Beef with Gravy Sammies, but with that Beautiful Pork & Pork Gravy on the bread.

    MMMMmmmmm............[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al that looks great I have a Loin in the oven now cooking,also reheating a Brisket I smoked Thursday.

    Richie
     
  5. Man that looks good !!  I haven't done one in a while, 

    I wouldn't mind having a plate for lunch      [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Al, I haven't done a loin in a couple of years. I just might have to get one. Yours looks great, really moist. I just might do one in a pan with some broth. Thanks for sharing, Joe Thumbs Up
     
  7. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Looks like a great meal!
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome cook Al, that looks really tasty ! Thumbs Up
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot fellas!

    And thanks for the point Richie!!

    Al
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot Justin, and thank-you for the point!

    Al
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking loin Al, I'll have to try the pan of stock. 

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yet another great smoke Al. Thanks for the step by step. This one is on my list!

    Brian 
     
  13. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Al!! Sometimes simple is forgotten as often as most of us cook. That juice is making me drool. Points!!
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot guys!

    Thanks for the point Chris!

    Al
     
  15. smokinifl

    smokinifl Newbie

    Looks delicious!

    Points!!
     
  16. Love me some pork loin. Looks great Al, happy Easter
     
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot guys!

    Thanks for the point Smokin!

    Al
     
  18. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on the loin, Al.  I don't have any loin in the freezer, but I might just have to pull out a tenderloin.

    Gary
     
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Gary!

    Al
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great thread. I am particularly interested in using the stock in the pan. Going on my to do list. I even have a pork loin in the freezer.

    Points for inspiration!

    Disco
     

Share This Page