Monday, May 28, 2012

Mop Sauce

Since you're going to be cooking the pork shoulder for a very long time, you're going to need to keep it moist on the outside while it cooks and develops a great crust on it. You're going to need the following ingredients:
Mop Ingredients
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. Dry Rub (or more)
2 Tbsp. Chili sauce (Heinz)
1 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp. Liquid Smoke (Colgin))
My brother uses a BBQ sauce instead of the chili sauce. It's really up to you. You can find many dry rub recipes on the Internet, or buy them in the local grocery store. 
Add honey to vinegar and water
Combine the mop sauce ingredients together in a small non-reactive
pan (stainless steel). Heat until the sauce is hot and the honey and brown sugar is dissolved. 
Add chili sauce to the pan
Feel free to experiment here. A little of this, a lot of that...  
Add BBQ rub
We're cooking indoors so add some liquid smoke
Whisk the ingredients together
When you're ready to use the mop sauce get out your mop. You're going to mop every 20 minutes, or every 2 beers if you don't have a watch.
Get the mop good and wet
For my next trick I'm going to slow cook a pork shoulder indoors and hopefully make it taste just like it was cooked low and slow outdoors. I just can't wait! 
I still need a small gas grill. Any suggestions?
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