OK - so I've been in a rut - ribs, chicken, butts, brisket - haven't done anything new in a long time.
So I was wandering through Costco and low and behold they had pork belly! Never seen them before - I had read lots of posts about folks cooking them (other than bacon) so decided to give it a shot since they were only $2.29 lb. The plan is to put a bit of a rub on it tonight then smoke it at 250° to an internal temp of 180°.... or 200°... haven't decided yet.
Brought it home rinsed it, patted it dry and then scored the fat.
Mixed up a quick rub:
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- 3 Tbs. paprika
- 3 Tbs. fresh ground pepper
- 2 Tbs. kosher salt
- 1 Tbs. galic salt w/ parsley flakes (Lowry's)
Before applying the rub I poured about 1/4 C of maple syrup on each side - just enough to thinly coat it. Then put half the rub on each side.
Quadruple wrapped in foil and put it in the fridge for the night. I'll add more tomorrow!
Edited by JIRodriguez - 7/11/15 at 10:12pm