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Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:26:08 PM »
With Cinco de Mayo giving me a reason to try a new dish and fire up the drum I researched and made Cochinita Pipil. I tried to keep it authentic as possible but I didn't use banana leaves or a hole in the ground but the drum worked perfect.

I made a marinate with fresh ground black pepper, cloves and corriander, garlic, onion and Achiota powder(crushed annatto seed), salt, lime juice and orange juice.


I cut large pieces of pork butt and marinaded it over night. I also kept a piece of butt to smoke like normal.


I put the pan on the drum and used Hickory for smoke. I smoked it open for 2 hours to get that smoke flavor and make a few pieces of bark.



After I wrapped the meat I started making Mexican style pickled red onions, here's the recipe. I also added some thin sliced habanero pepper on the side for a little kick.

I also made a chipolte sour cream sauce from Malcom Reed.
https://youtu.be/LqH2P2V1gpE?t=939



I pulled about 2 hours later when it was fall apart tender, I shredded the meat and added that gravy to keep it moist.



I lightly toasted the corn tortillas on the gas stove and served these with Pico and homemade salsa.


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Re: Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 07:29:07 PM »
Sink o da MAYO that sounds good!   
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Re: Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 07:35:14 PM »
Rajun, that looks delicious!
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Re: Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 09:19:18 AM »
 how about a picture of uds also

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Re: Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 09:36:35 AM »
It's still ugly, I haven't decided on a paint scheme yet.












After I burned all the paint and liner off.







I added new intakes and casters

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Re: Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 10:02:43 AM »
That is so cool....and the recipe looked delish!!

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Re: Cochinita Pipil on the Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 09:04:08 PM »
You got that thing wired for 220V? 
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