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Traeger Ultimate Smoked Picnic Spread

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Traeger Ultimate Smoked Picnic Spread

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours

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If you're looking for the perfect spread to lay atop your picnic blanket, look no further. Pack our pulled pork rillette, homemade crackers, smoked olives and cured pickles for the park.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 2 Pound boneless, skinless pork shoulder, cut into 1" cubes

  • 1 1/2 Pound Lard

  • 1 Tablespoon juniper berries

  • 2 Clove garlic

  • 4 bay leaves

  • kosher salt

  • Smoked Homemade Crackers

  • Cold Smoked Cheese

  • Smoked Pickles

  • Smoked Olives

Steps

  • 1

    To make the Pulled Pork Rillette: When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 275℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    Grill275 ˚F
  • 2

    Place the pork in a Dutch oven or cast iron pan large enough to hold both the pork and lard. Heat the lard until melted and pour over pork.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Pound boneless, skinless pork shoulder, cut into 1" cubes

    • 1 1/2 Pound Lard

  • 3

    Add remaining ingredients, cover with foil and place in the grill. Cook for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until tender.
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    Grill275 ˚F
    Ingredients
    • 1 Tablespoon juniper berries

    • 2 Clove garlic

    • 4 bay leaves

    • To Taste kosher salt

  • 4

    Remove bay leaves, garlic cloves, and juniper berries. Strain out pork and reserve lard.
  • 5

    Transfer pork to a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Add half of the lard and stir to combine.
  • 6

    Place pork in small mason jars and push down with a spoon to remove any air bubbles.
  • 7

    Heat the remaining fat until liquefied and pour 1/4” of fat on top of the pork.
  • 8

    Serve with Smoked Homemade Crackers, Cold Smoked Cheese, Smoked Pickles, and Smoked Olives. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • Smoked Homemade Crackers

    • Cold Smoked Cheese

    • Smoked Pickles

    • Smoked Olives

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