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CharredApron
04-05-2013, 12:27 PM
My wife came home for lunch today and said, "let me see the pork you bought at Wallyworld"
Ok, here it is, I showed her my pork :wink: "oh" she said "I don't want BBQ pulled pork tomorrow I want Pernil"
Oh really, I replied. I have made this before, but only inside in my oven and since I morally cannot cook inside the house, in my oven, since I got my Kamado, I am throwing this out to my Brethren.

Help, I want crispy skin, and bone pullin tender....Can I have both?

All replies appreciated.
jed

landarc
04-05-2013, 12:38 PM
I can, not sure about you.

landarc
04-05-2013, 12:39 PM
Why not just do what you do in the oven, but, on your Kamado. It is, after all, just a charcoal fired oven,

CharredApron
04-05-2013, 12:42 PM
Why not just do what you do in the oven, but, on your Kamado. It is, after all, just a charcoal fired oven,
Hot and fast or low and slow then sear?

Bearsmokes
04-05-2013, 12:46 PM
This is how I have done it in the past.

With a sharp knife, make 1 inch deep cuts into the pork.

With mortar and pestle crush garlic, oregano and black pepper together. Add olive oil, vinegar and salt. Mix well.

Spoon some of the garlic mixture inside the small cuts around the pork, and spread remaining mixture all over the pork.

Place pork in an aluminum turkey pan (skin side up); cover with aluminum foil tightly. Refrigerate at least 8 hours. (I have marinated this for as long as two days.).

Cook at 325 degree Fahrenheit for about 5 to 6 hours.

Remove aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for another hour or until skin is crisp. Closely watch this so you don't burn the skin (chicharrone).


Hope it helps

thirdeye
04-05-2013, 12:50 PM
The stall tactic would be something like "But Dear, pernil needs to marinate for a couple of days so we get the good garlic flavor, maybe next time."


And if she doesn't fall for that one, get it all studded, seasoned and wrapped in foil right now and into the fridge for cooking tomorrow. Since the main part of the cook is in foil, the kamado will work just fine. When it's tender, move the pouch to a cooler for a couple of hours, then build a hotter fire, and return the roast to the cooker for the crisp up step. Don't forget to save the foil juices, they are great.

landarc
04-05-2013, 12:51 PM
If you can do it in the oven, just literally do the same in your cooker. Same temperature and times. In truth, a Kamado should make that very easy. I am not a Pernil expert, but, when I do a pork butt in what I call 'Carnitas'-style, it is really just cooking a whole butt, in a deep pan, loaded with aromatics, and I let it render and then slow fry in it's own fat. I suspect Pernil is normally not done any different. Essentially, place panned butt into a hot cooker, turn down the temperature, let it roast in it's own fat for 4 to 5 hours. I will sometimes baste the fat over the meat several times in the last hour, once the bone wiggles, to get the top crispy too.

CharredApron
04-05-2013, 01:02 PM
Sounds like a plan, Thanks

CharredApron
04-05-2013, 01:05 PM
The stall tactic would be something like "But Dear, pernil needs to marinate for a couple of days so we get the good garlic flavor, maybe next time."


And if she doesn't fall for that one, get it all studded, seasoned and wrapped in foil right now and into the fridge for cooking tomorrow. Since the main part of the cook is in foil, the kamado will work just fine. When it's tender, move the pouch to a cooler for a couple of hours, then build a hotter fire, and return the roast to the cooker for the crisp up step. Don't forget to save the foil juices, they are great.
I am on it! I am going to sneak it out of the foil at the start so I can get some smoke in it first, Ha ha I'll still have it my way. Then back in foil, pull it, rest it. and stoke up the heat. Thanks for your input, most appreciate it!

deguerre
04-05-2013, 01:13 PM
Funny. I had to Google Pernil. When I saw what it actually was, I thought of exactly what Bob has already said. Your kamodo IS an outdoor oven. It just uses charcoal instead of gas or electricity.:becky: