BBQ Season is officially upon us. Our plan is to exclusively eat grilled and smoked meat and meat products from now until July 4th. While Hamburgers and Hot Dogs are completely sufficient, nothing– and I do mean nothing– is more delicious than Pulled Pork.
Pork shoulder is dirt cheap and, when handled correctly, the most delicious thing you will ever eat, ever. It’s full of collagen, which is a special type of protein that binds muscle fibers together. Collagen, on its own, is a lot like rubber; it’s chewy and bouncy and not a whole lot of fun. But if you heat it up, it melts into pools of meaty wonder. When this is done properly, it transforms the toughest, gnarliest cuts of meat into tender, juicy, finger lickingly sticky piles of delicious….