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Jamie Purviance

Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast with Spicy Tomato Chutney

  • People

    Serves 6

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Refrigeration Time

    1 to 18 h

  • Grilling Time

    4:15 h

Serves 6
Prep Time
20 min.
Refrigeration Time
1 to 18 h
Grilling Time
4:15 h

the Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt), about 1.6 kilograms, trimmed of excess fat


  • 680 grams ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 120 grams finely chopped yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 180 milliliters red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 35 grams golden raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 pieces naan or thick pita
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Special Equipment

  • 3 large handfuls hickory wood chips


  • 01 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.
  • 02 Allow the pork to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • 03 Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over low heat (120° to 180°C).
  • 04 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 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 85°C, about 3¾ hours. The meat should be tender but not falling apart. Remove from the grill, tent with foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before carving.
  • 05 Meanwhile, peel, core, seed, 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.
  • 06 Lightly brush the naan on both sides with olive oil, and then grill over direct heat until warm, about 2 minutes, turning once or twice. Cut the roast crosswise into slices about 12 millimeters thick. Serve warm with the naan and the tomato chutney.

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