Not sure what to serve this weekend for family and friends? If you love pork you may like to cook up a smoked loin of pork.
Relax. Smoking food is not difficult. Smoking takes a little more time, and ideally you should start the preparation the day before, but is worth the effort.
Pork loin is an easy dish to smoke. You brine the pork, rub it with spice and smoke it. Yes, it’s as simple as that.
What do you need?
- Two to three kg of pork loin, with the skin on
- You need a smoker, obviously. I use the Black Barrel Smoker
- A rub
- Olive oil
- Charcoal and some apple wood chips or chunks. You can use pecan or peach wood too
- A meat thermometer
Looking for side dishes with your pork loin?
Crispy fried potatoes with soft tender centres, tossed in melted butter, minced garlic, and fresh parsley are superb. You may also like to make an apple and bacon slaw.
Both of these dishes are easy to make and pair well with pork.
What to do with the leftovers?
Make sandwiches! It’s an idea to add a mild to hot mustard, lettuce and tomato.
Leftovers will also last longer than non-smoked meats, as smoked meats last longer.
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