This article will provide step by step instructions on barbecuing a moist and flavorful pork roast on the grill. Also included are a seasoning suggestion and a barbeque sauce to accompany the roast pork.
Things You'll Need
- Propane or Charcoal grill
- Paper Towel
- Grill scraper
- Olive Oil
- Pork Loin, bone out
- Meat thermometer
- Small bowl
- Kosher Salt
- Cracked black pepper
- Plastic cutting board
- Sharp chef's knife
- Cutting board
- Smoked paprika
- Spray bottle of water
Preparing and Grilling a Pork Roast
Remove the bone-out pork loin from its packaging, gently drying it with paper towels. On a plastic cutting board, trim most of the fat off of the top of the loin, allowing only a thin layer on the top. This will add flavor and reduce grill flare ups. In a small bowl, mix 6 ounces of Kosher salt, 2 ounces of cracked black and 3 ounces of smoked paprika. Rub this mix evenly over the pork loin. Allow the pork to come to room temperature.
Heat your grill up to medium if propane. Burn the coals of a charcoal grill to a fine powdery coating on the briquets. Allow the air vent to get a medium heat, 375 degrees or so. Scrape the grill free of debris and use the cloth lightly soaked in olive oil to both clean and lubricate the grill grates. With a pair of tongs, place the pork loin onto the barbecue. Close the lid and allow 5 minutes of uninterrupted cooking. Open, turn the pork loin a quarter turn clockwise and close the lid. If flare ups occur, spray with the spray bottle of water.
Lower the grill down to a medium low flame, or 300 degrees in a charcoal grill. Turn the pork loin over and slow cook it until an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Test with a meat thermometer for accuracy. Remove the pork loin and allow to stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Tips & Warnings
- An alternate seasoning method:
- 3 tbsp dried basil
- 3 tbsp rosemary
- 3 tbsp garlic powder
- 4 tbsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Mix and coat pork loin
- Or a barbecue sauce for the pork loin.
- Southern Comfort BBQ Sauce
- 3 cups ketchup
- 11/2 cup molasses
- 1 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1 med red onion, minced
- 3 tbsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
- 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
- ¼ bunch cilantro, chopped fine
- 4 tbsp chili powder
- 3 tbsp cumin
- 1 chipotle pepper, minced
- 3/4 cup Southern Comfort
- In a sauce pan, slowly stew all ingredients, saving the Southern Comfort for the last part before serving. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently on a medium heat. Add or lessen the dried spices to taste.
- Allowing the pork to slightly overcook will result in dry meat.
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