I opened the refrigerator and stared aimlessly into the light. It may actually have turned into a Poltergeist-like situation had I not been distracted by the big hunk of pork staring back at me. A large, dense boneless rib end, just waiting to be pampered, rubbed, sauced and smoked. An that’s just what I planned on doing.
Generously shaking a favorite rub, I coated the meat thoroughly, and gave it a good rub down. This heavy piece of pork accepted the rub well.
It was off to the grill, to gently lay it on the indirect side, away form the coals.
While monitoring the temperature, I couldn’t help but visualize a nice crusty, caramelized coating on this pork, so at about the 125 degree mark, I opened the grill to sneak a peek and to brush some thick, sweet and spicy sauce over this meat to coat and glaze the object of my attention. Better get more napkins.
With the lid back on, the smells of the sauce, the rub, and the applewood smoke swirled around the yard like an orchestra for the senses, each one melting into the next. The mouth-watering commenced, and all I could think about was the upcoming dinner with this thinly sliced pork, tender and juicy inside while the edges are encrusted in a spice rub and sticky glaze. Once the pork reaches 140-145 degrees, it’s ok to take it off the grill, tent it with foil and let it finish cooking for a good ten minutes.
Then it’s only a matter of keeping a steady hand while slicing this beauty as thin, or thick, as you like.
And hey, maybe add in a baked potato and a salad, a small cup of your favorite sauce for dipping, and what you now have is one satisfying, flavor-liscious meal.
Because Life Is Better Wood Fired.