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    Sunday Plastic Wrap Roasted Pork for Pulled Pork or Carnitas

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    judijo's Note:

    Did you know simple grocery store plastic wrap does not begin to melt until after 400F degrees? I didn't either until I heard Chef Robert Irvine tell that fun fact to a restauranteur. I had already made baby backs using this method, which worked GREAT...but this was my first attempt at cooking a full-on roast. Season and wrap the meat Saturday morning and put it in the oven Saturday night before bed. You will be rewarded Sunday morning.

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    Serves: 16



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    1. 1
      Rinse/dry roast. I clean and rinse a kitchen sink well with a bleach product (Comet) and use that for my "rub bowl". Stab the roast with a sharp knife all over all sides, so the spices get into the meat.
    2. 2
      Combine all spices and herbs in a bowl. Please feel free to add brown sugar (if you want more BBQ pulled pork flavor) or more "mex"spice (for carnitas flavor).
    3. 3
      Rub the roast well.
    4. 4
      Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap large enough to cover the roast. Place and cover the roast. Repeat 4 or 5 times, pivoting and turning the roast over so it will be sealed from all angles and ends.
    5. 5
      Lay out and form sheets of aluminum foil to completely envelope and seal your package. Place in large baking dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    6. 6
      Before bedtime, set oven to 225F degrees. Place the dish in the oven and walk away/sleep for a minimum of 8 hours.
    7. 7
      Remove dish from oven after a good night's sleep. Let rest for 45 minutes while you drink your coffee and have a nice breakfast.
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      I drain the fat that accumulates in the dish (notice, because of the low heat, there is no scorching on that dish) then replace the roast. cut away the foil/plastic wrap, letting the juices fall back into the dish. Now you can cut or shred the meat as you wish.
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    Nutritional Facts for Sunday Plastic Wrap Roasted Pork for Pulled Pork or Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 342.1
    Calories from Fat 231
    Total Fat 25.6 g
    Saturated Fat 8.8 g
    Cholesterol 100.6 mg
    Sodium 532.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 24.6 g

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