It has been a slow 'Q'ing start into the new year, it's just too cold and inhospitable outside. But what would a Brethren do without pork, one just can stay away for that long...
So here we are with a nice pork shoulder roast of ~ 9.70 lbs, which my wife prepped with lemon pepper and butcher twine.
Yeah, it's cold and snowing
In need of a little heat
First instinct is to just stay inside and let it be
But the PORK! And two variations of our 'Essence of Q' sauce without ketchup, one normal, one low carb.
It took 3H40 @ ~ 350°F to reach IT 165°F
Foiled in apple juice till IT 203°F, resting in the cooler, and unfoiling for dinner
Recrisped @ max. grill in the oven (it looks just perfect, but honestly it could have been a little crispier)
Heavily reduced sauce w/o ketchup and a good touch of smokiness
And the low carb version for the wife
Greek Yogurt based Coleslaw without Mayonnaise
And more pork
The intended end product: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Emperor Bun
That was an insanely freaking fantastic meal, the smell, the flavor profile, and lemon pepper, this can really get to you! In your mouth, baby!