Pork Belly

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinjimsbbq, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. smokinjimsbbq

    smokinjimsbbq Newbie

    So today my wife went by the store to get a boneless pork butt for me to smoke tomorrow. When she got home the vacuum sealed bag said pork cushion, but after I pulled it out I noticed it might be a belly. So tomorrow I'm gonna try pulled pork belly. We paid $33 for a 17lb belly! I'm gonna send her shopping more often!
     
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Might be?
    If it's a belly it should be pretty obvious.

    Naw, don't try to Pull it if it's a pork belly.
    It won't turn out too well, too much fat... But it's really succulent fat and fantastic.

    Cook that sucker up as Burnt Ends, or if it is skin-on, maybe Cracklings with attached meat.
     
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  3. smokinjimsbbq

    smokinjimsbbq Newbie

    It's 2' long 16-18" wide and 3" thick. I'm gonna cut it in half tomorrow so it will fit on my egg. I know as soon as I cut it I will be able to tell the cut of meat.
     
  4. drunkenmeatfist

    drunkenmeatfist Meat Mopper

    Seems awfully cheap to be pork belly. Google revealed this:

    This is a boneless piece cut from the large muscle of the Picnic Shoulder. As such it's a well excercised very lean cut with good flavor that's best wet cooked. It can vary some in shape depending on how it's cut.
     
  5. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Does it look like a slab of uncured bacon or like stereotypical pork flesh?
     
  6. drunkenmeatfist

    drunkenmeatfist Meat Mopper

    Here is a quote from this very website on pork cushion.
     
  7. smokinjimsbbq

    smokinjimsbbq Newbie

    It was a whole cushion. I cut it in two.
     
  8. smokinjimsbbq

    smokinjimsbbq Newbie

    5 hours in at 250.
     
  9. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Pork Cushion, never heard of it before, learn something new everyday.
     
  10. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good, standing by for the finale.
     
  11. smokinjimsbbq

    smokinjimsbbq Newbie

    7 hours in!
     

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