I absolutely love smoked Pork Loin, but when I saw someone braid one I knew I had to try it. Not only does it look fancy, but it also tastes amazing! It is a super simple recipe that looks like it came from a professional chef. It will certainly impress your family and friends at your next get together. Let me show you how easy it is to make yourself.
BBQ Rub or Seasoning of your choice
BBQ Sauce or Glaze of your choice
Start by removing any excess fat and silver skin, as it will not cook well and will be tough to eat.
In order to make the braid, you need to separate the loin into 3 long pieces. Starting from one end, leave about 2-3 inches and slice down the pork loin making 3 equal sized strips. Season the Pork Loin pieces on all sides with your favorite seasoning or BBQ Rub.
Next, braid the three pieces together. Once you reach the end of the braid, take a few toothpicks and stick them through the ends of the three pieces to keep it braided while it cooks. Allow to sit at room temperature while you preheat your smoker to 250 degrees.
Once your smoker has come to temperature add some fruit wood, I used Cherry. Smoke the Pork Loin for 2-3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees. At that time apply your favorite glaze or BBQ sauce. Continue cooking to allow the Glaze to caramelize.
The pork is done and should be promptly removed from the heat when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
To watch me cook this recipe simply watch my video below.