"I used to make this in a restaurant where I worked. I have modified it for the home cook. You definitely need curing salt for this recipe. When you buy the pork butt, ask the butcher for the curing salt. Mine just gave me the salt I needed. I make this about twice a summer. It's the hit of any BBQ!!" — DJFoodie
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1 3/4 cups
sugar-based curing mixture (such as Morton® Tender Quick®)
1 1/2 cups
pork butt roast
I smoked a five pound blade in shoulder roast last weekend. It took less than 4 hours to get the internal temperature to 160 degrees. I pulled it off of the smoker and it was the best, juiciest ham I've ever had. Tasso is traditionally smoked until it is so dry and concentrated that it's rarely eaten by itself. I was able to get Morton meat cure at our grocery near the salt. I wasn't able to find smoked paprika, so I added plain. And I used Mrs. Butterworth's maple flavored syrup instead of honey. My family loves it!
Made this for large brunch. It was absolutely wonderful. I could not find curing salt and was told by butcher that I could use salt without iodine which I did with success. Will make this recipe again and again and have already shared the recipe. Thanks
Hubby is a big grill/smoker kind of guy. He has tried several tasso recipes and this is by far the best!! He makes his own tasso to use in several Cajun recipes that call for tasso as it isn't something we can find in the stores here in WV. The meat is tender and flavorful. Use the bones to cook your favorite greens in....yum!!
I prepared this for in between holiday meals. It came out great with a wonderful smokey/salty flavor. If you need curing salts they are available on line or if you have a friend that lives in either a farming or hunting community, you won't find it in large metro areas.
this was wonderful, but tasted slightly on the salty side. The meat was tender and juicy and made great sandwiches.
I smoke a lot of pork shoulders for pulled pork . I tried this recipe following exactly for time and ingredients . It was a FANTASTIC change !
Everyone loved it !
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 87
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