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Gratuitous Pork-on-Rotisserie Action

12.30.11

I couldn’t help myself. A large piece of pork shoulder came out of the freezer, and all I could think was ‘rotisserie‘, shortly followed by ‘I want to shoot that‘. I figure one thing better than watching the fireplace channel is watching a fire AND a chunk of pork shoulder turning away on a spit. It will also serve as a reminder that I do not rotisserie nearly enough, not even close. I fell in love with rotisserie’d pork and chicken long ago in Belgium, and partook in both when I was there again in September. They know rotisserie. Combine that with good beer, and it’s one of the many reasons I keeping going back to Belgium. Every time I pull the spit out I kick myself for it having been so long. Perhaps that should be my new year’s resolution for 2012: more rotisserie, lots more.

The shoulder was started in a lidded earthenware crock, in the oven with some carrot, onion, sage, and apple wine – 180C for 2-3 hours. The idea here was to let it break down in the oven, and to finish it on the fire. Worked a charm. I will most certainly be doing the same again. And the days I’m not setting up the rotisserie, I can now sit back and watch.

I recommend watching the vid below with a beer in hand.

11 Responses

  1. Deb Krause says:

    first of all, i need a rotisserie.
    second, i’m inviting myself over for dinner ;) lol

  2. Addie (@BigAddie) says:

    Looks super succulent

  3. Marcus says:

    Your videos have been looking really good. What camera are you using now?

  4. Becky says:

    Well, that was totally mean! It looked so good and I won’t happen to have a beer until later. I have a rotisserie but it is electric. I love everything I cook in it but like you, I seldom use it.

  5. What an evil thing to do to a Wet Coaster sitting in the rain with a 2 burner stove & a convection oven!! Never have I seen anything so scrumptious & not been able to even SMELL it!! I hope it was as good as it looked.

  6. I’m with Sharon, staring out at the rain and thinking , “it’s too early for a beer!” I watched anyway – looks delicious, I’ll tune in later with beer in hand.

  7. Hmm … a rotisserie attachment for the grill seems to be in order.

  8. Susie says:

    Can you tell me how much time elapsed on the spit?

    Thanks.

  9. Kevin says:

    Deb – yes, I highly recommend you do! [on both accounts]
    Addie – it was indeed.
    Marcus – Thanks, I’m using the Canon T2i
    Becky – haha. Sorry. Hopefully the video reminds us both to pull it out more often.
    Sharon – it was indeed that good.
    TTC – hah. Never too early for beer. ;)
    OGW – That’s what mine was – for a gas grill. Have…repurposed it for wood fire.
    Susie – about 45 minutes? Maybe less?

  10. Cathy Walsh says:

    The Shaw fire log has its place over the holidays, but I would be pleased to have them switch to the Kevin Kossowan Gratuitous Pork-on-Rotisserie the rest of the year.

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