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storing raw pork shoulder

Bought two boneless shoulders today at Costco. I took them out of the packaging, rinsed them and tied them. I will be cooking both for dinner on saturday so I do not want to freeze them. How do you store them? Covered, uncovered? I will be applying rub thursday night.

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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 439
    I've been told by local butchers that you can store in the cryovac unfrozen for up to 14 days. Once the cryo is opened, cook in 2 days or freeze. I'd personally err on the side of caution and freeze tonight. If you're cooking on Saturday, move back to the Fridge tomorrow night and layout overnight on Friday night.
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  • Season them vacuum seal them in bags and set them in the fridge. They will be nicely marinated when you are ready to put them on the BGE. Inject them also if you are planing to.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,223
    GaryLange said:
    Season them vacuum seal them in bags and set them in the fridge. They will be nicely marinated when you are ready to put them on the BGE. Inject them also if you are planing to.
    i agree, its not gonna go bad in a couple of days stored at the right temp.  if no vacuum sealer you can go crazy with plastic wrap after rubbing and put them in a pan to catch any drippings.
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 786
    Make sure your fridge is running properly, 40º or lower, and you should be fine, I would not be worried but it is your ass on the line.

    Gerhard
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,781
    Wrap tightly with saran wrap. Oxygen is the enemy to you, friend to the minions with flagellae.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    Rub salt all over it and wrap it up.  The salt will preserve the outside, which is where the bacteria are most active.  You can keep it in the fridge until Sunday, no problem.  Then rinse off the salt thoroughly and apply the rub, cook.

    Salt has been used as a preservative for thousands of years - plus, you have a refrigerator that keeps the meat slightly above freezing.

    Next time, leave it in the cryovac until you're ready to cook.  Freeze if you don't plan on using before the expiration date on the packaging.
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