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How to Truss a Roast

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Merrill steps up to the plate and shows Amanda (and us) how to get a pork butt under control and ensure it roasts evenly. Watch the video below once and you'll find you can truss in your sleep. (And, check out Amanda's twine dispenser -- nifty, no?)

This week's video was shot and edited by our buddy Drew Lavyne, the founder/director of Six Minute Stories and the producer of the super helpful Teach Me Sushi iPhone app -- and the new Teach Me Sushi Expert app (glimpses of both below).

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almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thanks for this helpful video! I pulled it up and reviewed it (twice) on my iPhone on our way back from Mt. Tam yesterday, then applied the lessons learned to tie up the turkey roulade that graced our Thanksgiving table. This easy method worked perfectly for the somewhat unruly "Tuscan Turkey Roulade" contributed by HalfPint. ;o)


over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Indeed, and Merrill does a very important thing here without mentioning it; she keeps that center seam straight running the length of the roast.


over 4 years ago thirschfeld

I truss everything, that should be trussed, that is. It definitely helps things cook more evenly.


over 4 years ago Oui, Chef

I think you get a gold star too, I've never seen a slipper trussed so well! Thanks so much for the refresher course on roast trussing. That was one of the techniques that I learned at LCB, but promptly forgot after graduation. - S


over 4 years ago Bevi

Thanks, Merrill!

I'll have to watch this a few times to get the technique - but you do it so well!