Coconut Injected Pork Shoulder Experiment QVIEW

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thunderdome, May 2, 2011.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit


    My Mother-In-Law got me some Bear Claws for my birthday, and i've been itchin to give them a whirl. So I picked up this pork butt Sunday morning. I looked for one under 7lbs in hopes I could have it done for a late dinner.

    $1.99/lbs x 6.99 lbs = $13.91

    One day at the store when I was picking up a can of Jumex for an injection, I saw this Cocount Juice. It's a product of Thailand but it's in the mexican foods secion at Fry's. I began to wonder how this would taste w/ pork. Both as an injection, and to finish in foil with. So yesterday I decided to try it...what's the worst that could happen right?


    Here it is in a glass. Kinda creeped me out at first, but it's actually kind of cool. Little pieces of coconut in the juice.

    I chickened out a bit and decided to go 20% Jumex Apple, 80% Coconut for my injection

    Did my standard maple syrup in place of mustard, and then a heavy dose of my pork rub (in my high-tech homemade shaker)


    After a good coating and injection. I decided to tie a string around it so it would hold a better shape


    Here it is after 7.5 hours @ 165 degress. More coconut juice, apple juice, rub, and some worcestershire sauce


    2 hours later, after reaching 200 degrees, and another hour to rest. Nice bone exposure (heheh)


    Cool color on this one. Don't know if it was the rub, or cherry wood or what. Usually it's a darker red


    Here it is Bear Claw'd. These things may be my new favorite BBQ tool. I shredded this whole thinkg in about 8 mins. Drastically reduces pulling time as well as burned fingertips. 3 people with 3 sets of these Bear Claws could shred a TON of  meat in no-time. I strongly suggest them for anyone who hasn't used them, they save a ton of time and effort



    This had a completely different flavor profile than my non-injected pork shoulders. My wife and I loved it. We'll see what the other taste testers think this evening when they get to try it. I'll be doing this injection again, and probably try it on some other meats as well

    Give it a try!

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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It sure looks good. I never inject pork butt, but after seeing yours I may have to give it a try.
  3. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ya did good, that's some good looking pulled pork you made, thanks for the idea, I have an unlimited supply of those green things pictured on the can (they're a real nuisance, always worried about them falling on people's heads), I think I'll pair the coconut juice up with some pineapple juice, ...umm, umm, ....pina colada pulled pork, fantastic!

  4. That pork looks delicious. Moist and juicy. Nice. Never thought about coconut with meat. Had BBQ with guava sauce once. That was really good.
  5. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I like where your heads at Gene
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice looking pork.  Thanks for the recipie. 

    I've got a set of the bear claws.  Yes, they're awesome.  They work well for pulling the meat of the smoker too!
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful looking moist PP there...that close up pic is glistening. Will have to look for that juice, love coconut milk & coconut cream to cook with but that's probably to thick to inject.
  8. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice idea with the injection,

    The color is awesome!

    Thanks for posting  [​IMG]
  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man O Man that looks and sounds great.. nice job.. I have the bear claws and love them no more burnt fingertips lol [​IMG]
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Coconut, Pineapple... you got my head spinning right now! That one great looking porker, awesome money shots. :)
  12. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]looks great....I think the light pink smoke ring does come from the Cherry wood.  I used Cherry or Apple wood for all of my pork butt smokes, and the smoke ring always looks pink like that.

    Great job.
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow that is some great looking pork for sure. Now you got my head spinning. I have this mango ginger habanero sauce that I was given for hosting a wedding rehersal dinner and am thinking what a great injection that might make.  Might be a great start for a stirfry

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