Wednesday, 7 September 2011

pulled pork

This recipe is really easy to prepare.
 Just put the rub ingredients on the pork, add the stock and let it simmer away for about 2-3 hours on the stove top till most of the fluid has absorbed and evaporated.  There is no need in frying off the meat first.  I bought my pork from the pork butcher already chopped for $13.99 kg.
This is a great make ahead and reheat recipe.  We had it with tortillas, yogurt sauce with some grated cucumber added to it, iceberg lettuce and chopped tomatoes.  Put together anyway you want.  We all put it together differently in our household.  This would be great for buns and coleslaw also.

  I adapted this recipe from 'Savorysweetlife'.

For the recipe you will need

  • 1 kilo of pork
  • 3 cups chicken stock
Rub ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of maldon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chile powder  (my chile powder is really hot)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Combine the rub ingredients to the pork and let sit for about 10mins.
Add the stock, bring to the boil and turn down to simmer for about 2-3 hours.  Make sure you keep an eye on it.  I started with the lid on and then took it off as the liquid was not evaporating.
Using 2 forks or whatever you have,  pull the pork apart.  Allow a little bit of fluid before this stage as once you start flaking the pork the liquid disappears.  You can always add more water to get the desired consistency.
I found the balance of flavours really good.  Will definately make this again.  Jacob loved it and had  the leftovers for breakfast this morning.

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