Defrosting Pork shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by howufiga, May 1, 2009.

  1. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I bought a pork shoulder with the intentions of smoking it the next day. Well my wife said she didn't want it so I threw it in the freezer. Now I want to cook it tomorrow. it's been in our fridge an entire day and it's still as hard as a rock! How do some of you defrost your pork shoulders? It's 6.5 lbs
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Keep it under running cold water, that will help, although it's not as quick as you may need it to be. Good luck my friend.
  3. plj

    plj Meat Mopper

    Assuming its wrapped watertight (like vacuum sealed), fill the sink with cold water, and drop it in. In the fridge is best, in water is next best if you need it quicker.
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    It's not vaccum sealed. it's just got the grocery store plastic wrap on it. If I put it in water, it will probably come off after a while. I just didn't know if the shoulder would soak up the water. I'll try using some saran wrap and put it in the sink with cold water.

    I should have lowered the fridge temp. It was the only thing in our spare fridge too. I'll do that next time. thanks!

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