Hunka Cured Smoked Pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cowgirl, May 26, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I cured some pork shoulder pieces with a mix of TQ and sugar then smoked with hickory on my drum.

    Used 1 TBS of TQ mixed with 1 tsp of sugar PER pound of meat...



    Sprinkled the cure on and let the meat sit for 3 hours....



    Rinsed the pork in cool water, rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with cracked black pepper...




    Smoked on my drum for about 1 hour at 275 degrees...









    The cured pork was pretty tasty, nice and moist too.






    Thanks for checking out my supper.
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  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Jeanie, I was wondering whee you were. Those look great.
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Ron! [​IMG]
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking pork, Jeanie! I guess curing for such a short period that it wasn't salty? Thanks for the Qview.
     
  5. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, Jeanie. What's the side dish?
     
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That be a right fine supper indeed!
     
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking food, Jeannie! Did you get the cured flavor in the pork butt steaks?
     
  8. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin meal Jeanie...pork looks delicious!!
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  9. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice looking pork steaks Jeanie... that last pic sorta says it all with that nice color inside. it had to be good!!! nice pix, plating, and of course the final pic just sorta leavin ya set here and imagine how good it was!!! thks for sharing!!![​IMG]
     
  10. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Those look delic, and the pics of them plated are really, really nice! Thanks for posting.

    Best,
    Trout

    P.S. Did the cure flavor come through for ya?
     
  11. Awesome looking Jeanie.
    Just curious, what are the benefits to curing for such a short time to the end product?
    I remember while stationed in Germany them doing the same thing to pork chops, at least that is what I was told while at the restaurant, after doing a search online and if memory serves me correctly it was called "Gepockelte".

    I found a recipe on Morton Salt website German-Style Cured Pork Chops

    Thanks for sharing,
    Matt
    aka Rocky
     
  12. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks for the nice qview looks great but what does a 3 hour cure do and how is sodium. i'm pretty much salt free & just dont care for the taste of salt anymore but this looks great.
     
  13. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful pork, Jeanie and I loved those greens on the side. Thanks for sharing such an outstanding meal![​IMG]
     
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you folks!

    Keith, the cure makes it taste a bit like ham. I do not add any more salt before smoking, just cracked black pepper.

    Dawn, the side dish was a "weed" called lambsquarter....
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=77010

    Thanks Trav!
    Pops, they did have the "cured" taste. I like to do the same with stuffed chops too. :)

    Thank you Gene and Eraine! [​IMG]

    Trout, the cure flavor does come through, it doesn't take long using tenderquick. :)

    Matt, I like to cure chops too...
    here's the last jalapeno cornbread stuffed cured chops I smoked.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=74062





    Terry, it wasn't overly salty to me, but if you are not fond of salt it might be a bit much for you. If you like ham you will like this.

    Rivet, thanks!! Glad you liked my "weeds" too! [​IMG]
     
  15. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Jeanie!!
     

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