once again it was president's day observed at the university and that means only one thing - library cook-off! woohoo!
this year we had to make something out of jane snow's latest cookbook.
i flipped through the pages and then a line jumped from the pages and struck a cord, "the best barbecue in the world is the pork barbecue in the back hills and piney woods of the carolinas."
yes jane! yes!
further examination revealed 7 hours of cook time. hmmm. looks like i would have to take monday off.
saturday morning we hit the indoor winter market in shaker square for the pork and i found a kick ass 5 lb. bone-in shoulder from new creation farm. perfect!
jane's version of carolina bbq called for a dry rub of the usual suspects on the pork followed by 4 hours indirect grilling over coals and hickory followed by 3 more hours in a 300 degree oven.
we had to start early.
my trusty partner in pork readied the coals.
and i readied the meat.
and then we waited.
look at that beautiful smokey crust! my word. a crowning achievement for my kick ass marc's grill.
i wrapped the shoulder up tight in foil and roasted it in the oven for 3 more hours while i made my favorite vinegary-mustardy bbq sauce.
this beauty took home third place which got me a sweet curry gift box!