Neighbors are nowadays asking me what kind of meat is most favored to me. Well, there isn’t a straight answer, but I would pick pork cushion just after my prime beef. And, as you can assume, my today’s recipe is about pork cushion meat recipes.
Now some of you might raise your brows, is that a new species or something? Don’t get me wrong, but most of my neighbors thought the same. Pork cushion is basically a deboned piece of meat cut from the anterior broad muscle side of the picnic shoulder.
This piece holds a tempting taste; let me tell you that. It is a lean, well-worked muscle, contains more fat than other cuts, and furthermore, it comes in every shape and size, relying on your choice and the way you need it.
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Pork Picnic Roast Recipe in the Slow Cooker
If you’re thinking of smoking the meat, you can treat the pork cushion. Be sure to keep an eye on the internal temperature as the cushion cut is generally smaller in size and will cook faster.
Thus, when I buy a quality pork cushion meat—and, honestly—I have a great reason not to mess it up, as do, I imagine, most of you. What we want is, get a soft juicy inside and crunchy meat and fat on the outside layer.
Now, folks, for that, I bring here today how to cook pork cushion meat just the way you want. This slow cooker pork picnic roast recipe here, my friend, is easier more than you can imagine. Before keeping off my pen, I read different kinds of recipes.
This combining result I discovered, is one of the pungent recipes I have ever tasted.
- 3 lbs of pork cushion roast
- 2 tbsp of Olive oil
- 6-8 green onions, chopped
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of basil
- 1 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups unsalted chicken broth or water
- 1/3 cup of water
- 2 tsp of honey
Methods of Preparing Step by Step:
I am slitting all over the pork cushion roast with a
In a small bowl, I am mixing the olive oil, sugars, and all of the spices. After that, I am rubbing this all over the roast until it is covered.
Now, to spray the slow cooker with a non-stick spray. I am now placing the chopped green onions and the roast piece in the slow cooker. Now, if you have the left-over mixture, don’t forget to add it to the cooker.
In another small bowl, I am taking 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce, and 2 tsp of honey together. Then I pour the liquid mixture over the roast. The outer layer of this roast will be pungent. Pungent and sweet, without any overpowering taste.
It’s now 12 pm on my clock. I will be keeping the cooker temperature high for 2 hours. Then lowering it to the low setting for 4 more hours will do the job. What you will be seeing is a very tendered piece of meat that is falling from the bone.
Now I suggest all the time that you should take a deep inhale before devouring the meat. There’s a saying that sensing the smell first can famish your half hunger.
Pulled Pork Cushion Meat Recipe:
As an innovator cook, I tried most of the pork cushion recipes. If you want to try another method, worry not! Cause, I am here to proffer you with another delicious pork cushion meat pulled pork recipe. Hope you enjoy this one the same.
- 3 lbs of pork cushion meat
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup of apple juice concentrate
- 1/3 cup of Barbecue sauces
- 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
- 1 tbsp of Kosher salt
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 tbsp of mesquite powder
- 1 tbsp of chipotle powder
- 1 tbsp of ground black pepper
Methods of Preparing Step by Step:
I will take a bowl again and mix spices with brown sugar and kosher salt. After that, I will be finishing it off with cajun seasoning.
I will place the cushion piece on a tray and rub it well with the mixture while pressing it. Then I am gonna cover it up with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
In a large crockpot, I will be taking apple cider vinegar and the juice concentrate, and some barbecue sauce. Let it be cooked for a few minutes on high heat.
After a few minutes, I will add the marinated cushion meat in the pot for 1 hour on high heat. Don’t waste the juices that came out from the marinated meat. Remember to add it also. After 1 hour, I will turn the heat to low settings. It will take around 8-10 hours now.
I am now taking out the meat from the crockpot. Can you smell the rich flavor yet? Use a fork to see if it flakes. You can serve it with some of the broth with fresh loaves of bread.
Now, folks, that’s it from me today. Must try both of the recipes to enjoy the different flavor. From my end, I am not using any other recipes for pork cushion. Do let me know what you think. Adios!
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