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Pecan and brown sugar pork loin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by SmokinLogs, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. It’s been awhile since I had posted any cooks, but I’ve still been smoking as much as possible. I saw this recipe on YouTube, cooking with Ry. It looked delicious, so I thought I needed to try it out.

    I started with a little over a 5 pound pork loin, then trimmed down the thicker pieces of fat and some silver skin. I followed his recipe pretty close. The rub was 2 tbsp ground pecans (I used my coffee/spice grinder), 5 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp paprika (I used smoked paprika).

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    Here it is after a 45 minute rest right before going on the smoker.
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    I had my UDS setup with B&B charcoal briquettes, and cherry wood chunks, maintaining 250 degrees the whole time. It took an hour and a half. Sorry I forgot to get a pic of it on the smoker.
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    I love the color it took on.
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    I tinted it and let it rest for about 15 minutes, then sliced it up. This was so juicy it filled up the juice trench on my cutting board was running ALL OVER the counter.
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    Very tender
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    Very juicy
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    This was definitely a big hit at my house. Even my wife, who is not a big fan of pork, really enjoyed it. The bark was a little sweet with a nice pecan nutty flavor. The cherry smoke went really well with all the flavors, but it didn’t overshadow the great pork flavor. I will for sure make this again, and next time I might add a little dash of cayenne to give it just a pop of heat. Hope y’all enjoy the Q views!
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sure is a beaut. Looks great.
     
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  3. SecondHandSmoker

    SecondHandSmoker Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sure looks like a winner.
     
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  4. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That looks insane.
     
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  5. GATOR240

    GATOR240 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well done! That's one other thing I need to try. Like.
     
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  6. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some nice piggie ya got there.
    Like!
     
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  7. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice! Like!

    Congrats on making it to the web page headlines!
     
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  8. beautiful... i think the pork loin is the most versatile cut to play with on the outdoor cookery. so many wonderful ways to use that piece of meat.
     
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  9. creek bottom

    creek bottom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yes, Yes, & Yes!!!! I'd definitely have that!!!
     
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  10. That loin is a thing of beauty, excellent job.
     
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  11. Thanks to everybody for the compliments! It’s always great to have y’all brag on my smoking lol!
     
  12. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    VERY nice!! Looks downright delicious--and beautiful color. I like the idea of the ground pecans.
    Gary
     
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  13. Thanks for the compliment GaryHibbert, the ground pecans were a nice touch. I was surprised at how good you could taste all the different flavors without any of them overpowering the rest. It had a nice balance.
     
  14. fullborebbq

    fullborebbq Meat Mopper

    Awesome job on the pork loin! As already said, the ground pecans sounds like a winner!!
     
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  15. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Perfection! Great lookin Hawg Meat!!!!
     
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  16. Thanks for the compliment Mr. Hawg!
     
  17. cooperman

    cooperman Newbie

    Great job, looks delicious!
     
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  18. pushok2018

    pushok2018 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful piece of loin. Nicely done.
     
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  19. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice job on that loin logs. It looks really juicy.

    Point for sure
    Chris
     
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  20. Carvendive

    Carvendive Meat Mopper

    I like it! I hadn't thought about using nuts in the rub. Now I'll have to give it a try just to see how it affects the flavor. I might try one with Cashew as well.
     
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