Oct 24, 2013

Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast with Spicy Tomato ChutneyRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

5 Reviews

Serves: 6 // Prep time: 20 minutes, plus about 35 minutes for the chutney | Chilling time: 1 hour to overnight | Grilling time: about 4¼ hours | Special equipment: 3 large handfuls hickory wood chips

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 4 tomatoes, each about 6 oz
  • 1 yellow onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roasts (Boston butt), each about 3½ lb

Oil and Spices

  • .5 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • .5 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • .25 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • .5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • .75 cups red wine vinegar


  • .25 cups golden raisins
  • .25 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 pieces naan

Special Equipment

  • 3 handfuls hickory wood chips



  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt), about 3½ pounds, trimmed of excess fat


  • 1½ pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ¾ cup red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 pieces naan
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients. Set aside 1 teaspoon of the rub for the chutney and use the rest to season the roast evenly on all sides. Loosely wrap the roast and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Allow the pork to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over low heat (250° to 350°F).

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Drain and add the wood chips to the charcoal or to a smoker box of a gas grill, following manufacturer’s instructions, and close the lid. When the wood begins to smoke, cook the tomatoes over direct low heat, with the lid closed, until very soft, 25 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from the grill and let cool. Cook the roast over indirect low heat, with the lid closed, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast registers 185°F, about 3-¾ hours. The meat should be tender but not falling apart. Remove from the grill, tent with foil, and let rest for while you make the chutney.

  5. Peel, core, and roughly chop the tomatoes. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the vegetable oil. Add the onion, cumin seed, coriander, cayenne, and the reserved 1 teaspoon rub and cook until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, and raisins and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, at a gentle but steady simmer until thickened, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with the salt and pepper. Let cool to room temperature.

  6. Lightly brush the naan on both sides with olive oil, and then grill over direct low heat until warm, about 2 minutes, turning once or twice. Cut the roast crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices. Serve warm with the naan and the tomato chutney.

5 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Oct 29, 2013

norman t

Answer to Peter D: Naan is the item on the right side of the photo. Basically it's indian flat brea

Simple goodness, all around!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Oct 29, 2013

Jeff G

Smoked portk shoulder - Sounds excellent!

Naan is a kind of Indian flat bread. You should be able to find it a specialty food shop, or if not, try substituting Pita bread which can normally found in most large supermarkets.

BTW I am trying this recipe this weekend. . May add some apple or cherry wood to the smoker as well to add some sweetness.Let you know how it turns out

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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