What do you do with the meat Juice.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by shtrdave, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    I have a cookshack smokette which I use most of the time, it has a small drain hole in the bottom, I slide a 9x13 cake pan under the unit to catch the stuff that cooks out. For my pork I cool and then boil some the gelatinase stuff after removing the solidified grease, and add some back to my pork.

    So what do all of you do with all the liquid that cooks out and ends up in the drain pan, I used to live out in the middle of nowhere so i would take it to the woods and empty and the critters would enjoy it. But I can't do that any longer where I have moved to.


  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I save it to put back on the meat or for soup. 
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Same here, it has great flavor.
  4. jimf

    jimf Meat Mopper

    I put mine in the fridge then scrape off the layer of fat then pour the juice back over the pulled meat.
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No drain pan here, but any juice left over when opening up a hunk of meat for pulling, gets added right back to the pulled meat.


  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I drain it and pour in my burn barrel, It makes burning boxes smell real good [​IMG]
  7. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    If I do say 30lb of butts which is about all I can get in the little smoker, I will get close to a whole pan full of drippings, I do skim the fat and use boil some of the stock and ad back into the meat, but there is far to much to add back in, and I now have no where to actually dump or dispose of it, other than trying to put it in a bag and freezing for in the trash.

    Flash if that was all the liquid I got out of something I would have never had a need to ask this question, just saying, your picture is a no brainer.

    Raptor, no burning barrel hear, or I would do that, it would no doubt make the neighbors inquisitive.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bearcarver taught me to freeze it in ice cube trays, put in zip bags, and add to soups, gravies etc for flavor.
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    In the Restaurant Biz left over stock or de-fatted pan juices, are boiled down, reduced to an almost syrupy thickness. One Gallon cooked down to One Cup, be careful to reduce the heat to a simmer at about the One Quart point so it doesn't get away from you and burn. This "Glace" will set up like, very dense Jello when cold. Cut into 1 inch cubes bag and freeze for up to a year. Making SOUP toss a couple chunks in...Making BBQ Sauce toss a couple chunks in...Making MEATLOAF defrost and add a couple...FATTIES add...GRAVY add...MEATBALLS add...TOMATO SAUCE add...MELT OVER STEAK for incredable AU JUS! The list goes on, including STUFFED CABBAGE and anything that would benefit from some meaty goodness, BAKED BEANS and COLLARD GREENS go over the top with the addition of that Smokey Glace richness. The FAT you remove will fry up the best HOME FRIED POTATOES your breakfast has ever seen, thin sliced Red Potatoes, Onions, Hot or Sweet Peppers and S & P...YUM!!! Throw in some Pulled Pork and top with Fried or Poached Eggs...and POOF!... BEST HASH in SWPA!...I make the BEST in CENTRAL PA!!! [​IMG]....JJ
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

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