Recipe From Trader Johnny. In his own words: "This Works Because I have used It. I cooked a 23 lb fresh ham this way and it was very moist and no shrinkage. I use it at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.....Johnny"
This method uses the " super high heat" technique.... This is where the
meat is cooked a high temperature for 2 hours and then left in the oven
overnight...It is preferred to use a bone in roast. The bone acts as a
heating element; helping to cook the meat from the inside and keeping
the meat intact. This method is best used on a roast over 10 lbs., a size
that would feed about 20 people.
The method starts with the preparation of the dry and fresh
seasonings... The dry seasonings consist of equal parts of salt, black
pepper, onion powder, ,garlic powder, paprika and red
pepper..Mix well and pour into a bulb of a basting tube.
The fresh seasonings are made up of fresh garlic quarters ( 8 garlic cloves per 5
lbs. meat ) and red peppers ( cayenne) cut into rounds ( 4 peppers per 5
PREPARE THE MEAT:
Sprinkle meat lightly with two tbs. of vinegar---No more than 2 tablespoons. Place roast in a foil-lined container and use basting tube to
generously sprinkle entire roast. Using a sharp knife , puncture the meat in evenly spaced holes.
You may set a pattern for holes by using your fingers, spreading apart
the index , middle and ring fingers across the roast - puncture at these
points and follow in a continuous manner. Using the fingers again to
work the meat apart in each hole, nject dry seasonings from the basting tube and 1 piece each of fresh
chopped garlic and red pepper into each puncture.
Add a quart of water into the pan with the roast. Cover tightly with
foil and place in a preheated oven (500 degrees) for two hours. Then
cut the stove off and leave until the next day...DO NOT OPEN THE
OVEN DOOR... Go to bed and relax while you roast.
TAKEN YEARS AGO FROM "A CREOLE KITCHEN RE-CREATION"....Johnny
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