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Pulled Pork & Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Orange-Molasses Butter


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Next time I make promises of pulled pork I will be checking the weather forecast. Flashback to last Tuesday...

 

Wife: "Can we have pulled pork sandwiches this weekend"

BigSmoke: "Does a one legged duck swim in circles?"

 

It was a long miserable rainy night. Thankfully I had a pop up tent to keep my setup relatively dry, however, it was the wind that really made it tough to moderate temperatures.

 

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I picked up a 10.4 lb butt on Friday and had it trimmed, injected, rubbed with Dizzy Dust (Mustard to help bind), cling wrapped and in the fridge to marinate over night. 

 

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Saturday evening I fired up the KJ at 8pm, after reaching a stable 250 degree dome temp I loaded the butt (10pm). The plan was to have it resting by 1pm for kick off and ready to eat by halftime but I hit a stall that lasted over 3 hrs (Would not budge from 151 degrees), I'm guessing the wind and swings in temp had a part to play. I ended up having to raise the temp to 350 degrees for the final hour and I pulled the butt just after 2pm. The IT was reading 198 degrees and it was probing tender. I let it rest for 20 mins before FTC for about 1.5 hrs. The cooler was pre-heated with hot water.

 

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Despite the hiccups I am quite proud of the final product. It was a huge hit and by far the best pulled pork sandwich I've ever made! I served it with homemade coleslaw, bbq sauce and sweet potatoes. The grilled sweet potatoes were coated with an orange marmalade butter. Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay.

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-sweet-potato-wedges-with-orange-molasses-butter.html

 

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