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Pork shoulder questions

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
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.
post #2 of 15
You can use the FlavorWave and reheat in boiling water bag and all, or foil and reheat, or crockpot.
post #3 of 15
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.

post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
When the hide is trimmed I'm assuming only the skin is removed but leave the fat layer?
post #5 of 15
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 biggrin.gif
post #6 of 15

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.

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies!
I don't have a vacuum sealer, will ziplocks work?
post #8 of 15

You might want to take a look at this thread.

Good luck with your portable pork! wink.gificon_biggrin.gif I'm sure your family's gonna love it.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I missed that one!
post #10 of 15
The vacuum ziplock trick.
post #11 of 15
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.
post #12 of 15
The freezer bags would be sturdy enough but I would use the crock pot.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Just found out someone's already planning to bring pulled pork. On to plan "B" whatever that may be!
post #14 of 15
Bring better!PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #15 of 15
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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