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Traeger Ultimate Smoked Picnic Spread

Traeger Kitchen


Traeger Ultimate Smoked Picnic Spread

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

3

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

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What's this?

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

  • 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

  • To Taste 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.
  • 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.
  • 3

    Add remaining ingredients, cover with foil and place in the grill. Cook for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until tender.
  • 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!