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Chicago, IL 60611
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For Jake Melnick’s Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder:
8 PoundsBone-In Pork Shoulder
8 TablespoonsBBQ Rub or Seasoning
4 TablespoonsExtra Virgin Olive Oil
To TasteKosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper
Rub BBQ Seasoning Liberally All Over the Pork Shoulder, Making Sure to Reach into Natural Folds and Contours
Smoke at 210 Degrees Fahrenheit for 14 Hours
Allow Meat to Rest for 15 minutes, Remove Shoulder Bone and Carefully Pull Meat Apart by Hand
Jake Melnick’s Cole Slaw:
Cabbage, shredded1 lbs
Horseradish, prepared1 tbsp
Dijon Mustard2 tsp
Kosher salt1 Tsp
Black Pepper, ground1/4 tsp
Combine All Ingredients Except for Cabbage into a Large Bowl.
Fold Cabbage into Dressing. Mix Until Cabbage is Evenly Coated.
Tips on Cooking Pork Shoulder
-Low and slow, as with all BBQ; cuts with large amounts of connective tissue provide the most flavor
-May need to wrap with tin foil or butcher paper half way through to prevent oversmoking the exterior of the cut
-You’ll want a Sauce with a good amount of acidity to cut through the rich fatty-ness of the meat
-Avoid over-dressing the mixture; the sugar in the dressing will cause the vegetables to macerate and release water
-Fresh, crisp vegetables will provide the most desirable crunchy texture
Entertaining at Home Tips Include:
- The Spread: make sure there's something for everyone. Even though many people like chicken wings and burgers, having bites for the vegetarians and vegans is also important. Buffalo cauliflower to well alongside the wings, veggies burgers, etc.
- Fun Decor: this is a must! If your favorite team is in the big game, get table runners, napkins, flatware, and other items like this to show your spirit. If not, any football-themed party materials work as well.
- Give your food and drinks themed names
- Create cool cocktails and mocktails in batches for easy, tasty drinks.