Smoked & Seared Bone-in Chops over Cherry w/Smoke Can Mod

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by forluvofsmoke, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did a cold water thaw on this 3lb-10oz pack of vac-sealed chops for a hour or so to add to a cut-up chicken I was doing tonight. These are some nice thick cuts, at about 1-1/8" thickness. I just had to try some smoked/seared bone-in after doing boneless chops a while back. Bone-in always has a much better flavor and texture.

    Cajun and Lemon-Pepper are the seasonings of choice:

    Just into the Cherry Smoke with the chicken pieces:

    I wanted to try a lighter smoke on some chops just out of curiousity and this will work out fine with the chicken needing to be seared just about now, too. After 45 minutes into the smoke, it's time for searing:


    Ready for dinner:

    That shorter smoke of cherry was just about right for this round...nice and almost tastes sweet, if that's possible.

    Thanks for peekin' everyone!

  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice! Bone-in chops are the best. Great meal you made. [​IMG]
  3. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks great. Were the times for chicken and pork similar?
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As with the chicken, excellent smoke!!!
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke. Nothing finer than smoked chops.[​IMG]
  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi, Willy! Thanks! The chops went in after the chicken had a 45-50 minute about half as long for the chops @ 45 minutes. I have done chops for 90 minutes before, and they were really good, too.

    This time they were very juicy...I find chops can be difficult to finish without overcooking and drying them out. Looks can be very decieving. This round went perfectly.

    Thanks again!

  7. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks, Rivet! Yeah, I just had to try bone-in. Did a little digging in the freezer and came up with a hit.

    Thanks, Laurel! It sure makes mealtimes more interesting when you can do quick smokes like the one's I've been cranking out lately. One of my kid's commented lastnight that we must eat better than anyone else in town! Nothin;' like good Q, even if it's just a short smoke...

    Thanks! Yep, they were really good! My wife mentioned that she saw smoked pork chops at a grocery store a few days ago, next to the pork ribs cooler...8 bucks for one chop!!!!!!!!![​IMG] And, I bet they aren't even a traditionally smoked product.......[​IMG]

    Thanks again everyone!

  8. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, Eric. I love smoked chops.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking chops and chicken I must say so myself. 8$ for a smoked chop aren't you glad you just know how to smoke them and you don't have to buy them.

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