Bacon is one of my favorite things in the world. In fact, I challenge anyone to name a food - that is not a desset or a dairy product - that is not made better with bacon. I can't think of any - because bacon is the greatest condiment ever.
I'm planning on hosting a large bbq very soon and will be smoking pork shoulders. I was wondering, if I laid a few strips of bacon over a pork butt - would the bacon do anything to enhance it? Whenever I make a meatloaf, I always put a few strips of bacon over the top - and it's amazing.
I'm curious to see if anyone has tried this before and what the results were. I know bacon is usually fried at a high temperature, and it's already smoked - so I wonder if it will overpower the pork butt (and make it extremely greasy). But in my mind, I think this pork shoulder & bacon would be a great combination.
Regardless of what I hear, I'm going to try this on at least one of the butts...but I'm interested in hearing what the wise folks on this board have to say this about this plan.
Also, if anyone has any creative tips on using bacon as a part of grilling/barbecuing/smoking - I'd love to hear them.