Pork shoulder questions

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sisco, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    My family's getting together next weekend for an early Christmas. I'd like to take some pulled pork along with us but I'll have to do it this weekend. Now the questions:
    1) Cook it, pull it, freeze it is pretty simple - what's the best way to re-heat it?
    While doing a search on the subject I discovered most people cut the hide away, I've never done that but it makes sense.
  2. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    You can use the FlavorWave and reheat in boiling water bag and all, or foil and reheat, or crockpot.
  3. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whenever I have to bring food someplace that needs prep beforehand I use my Nesco 18 qt oven with the steam table equipment.

    It travels easily and the cleanup is a snap. Plus using a mini steam table will heat but not dry out your goodies and you can serve right from it.

  4. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    When the hide is trimmed I'm assuming only the skin is removed but leave the fat layer?
  5. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep IMHO, it's best to leave a nice layer of fat about 1/4 inch or so , and remove it after cooking , fat gives the meat the desired flavor and moistness we all love [​IMG]
  6. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You can trim the tough hide and cut it into 1-2 inch pieces and deep fry for some mighty good "cracklin's." Sprinkle while still hot with some Tony Cachere's cajun shake for a great snack!

    Definitely leave at least some of the fat layer to keep your meat moist during the smoke.

    For re-heating from frozen: pack in appropriate portions and seal in FoodSaver or other vacuum bags and heat in boiling water, bag and all.

  7. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the replies!
    I don't have a vacuum sealer, will ziplocks work?
  8. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

  9. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    Thanks, I missed that one!
  10. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

  11. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Personaly I wouldn't try to boil a Ziplock bag, I know for sure you can't put them in the micro wave. I think a crock pot would work fine.
  12. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    The freezer bags would be sturdy enough but I would use the crock pot.
  13. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    Just found out someone's already planning to bring pulled pork. On to plan "B" whatever that may be!
  14. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Bring better![​IMG]
  15. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Like Jeremy said. Next year at the family reunion I am planning on pulled pork, but am warming it in one of my Dutch ovens. Wrap it good after warming to hold the heat and serve right out of the oven. Only 20 min. drive to the reunion.

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