Pulled pork: can I let it rest overnight before pulling?
- spigot Feb 4, 2007 10:38 AM
I'm making sous-vide pulled pork today - it'll be in the water bath for about nine hours at 160 degrees. Which -I've just realized- means it'll be done around midnight. Oops :-)
Does anyone know - can I let it rest for a day in the refrigerator, and "pull" it Monday? Or will the connective tissues glue themselves back together and undo all the good work of the water bath?
I ordinarily let pulled pork sit for about a half-hour before pulling it ... never longer than an hour. And I guess I'd rather stay up late than ruin the meat.......
not a problem. the protein links that are "relaxed" with heating will not "glue" themselves back together
The problem I have had with doing it after the fact is that the fat congeals and I do not get the same shredding unless I warm it enuf to lube things up
Thank you all! Your help is much appreciated.
I'll see how tired I am at midnight - but it's good to know I have the option of reheating.