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Feb 2, 2014 09:13 AM

Foil wrapped cushion in the oven?

I'm happy and sad. Hope someone will take a look at what I'm doing and let me know that what I did is reasonable.

This a.m. I got up fully expecting to be able to smoke about 12 pounds of pork cushion to nosh on after the game.

But it started to rain while doing my prep… Which makes me happy here in California, unfortunately my smoker will not keep temps in the wind.

I rubbed 5 lbs of the cushion with olive oil and spiced it heavily in kosher salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, coriander and a little allspice.

Double wrapped in heavy foil and just tossed it into an oven at 250.

My smoke temps are usually 225.

I'm hoping that in about 9-10 hours that it will be cooked thoroughly.

I'll get to smoking the other 7 lbs when the rain stops tomorrow or the next day.

Is my meal doomed?


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  1. It should be fine and will probably take a lot less time than you think since it's foiled. Moist heat cooks about 3x the speed of dry.

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