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A question about a recipe: Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork

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I have a question about the recipe "Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork" from Merrill Stubbs. I do not like mustard. Is there anything I can substitute? Would mayo work? Thank you!

asked by beezledog over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

The mustard is what counterbalances the sweet ingredients in the recipe. Mayo wouldn't be the proper substitution here. Instead, I'd look for a recipe that calls for a different flavor profile. A google search for overnight roast pork turned up one from Jamie Oliver. I'm sure there are others too.

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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 2 years ago

You are not going to get a mustard taste from a tablespoon of mustard spread over a four pound roast. Be adventurous and try it. If you really don’t want to, then you might mix a tablespoon of vinegar with the sugar and syrup. That would balance the sweetness.

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added over 2 years ago

The purpose of the mustard is to allow the rub to adhere to the pork butt. Otherwise it falls off the meat and you use a lot more rub. You will not taste it, so use the cheapest prepared yellow mustard you can find.