Easy Pulled Pork
Pulled pork sandwich
I really must stop watching Adam on that tv programme, Man vs Food, like this one I saw today, pulled pork sandwich. If I continue trying to eat the huge meals he does, I'll be as big as a house. I'd never heard of pulled pork! What is it? Is it a pig with a rope around its snout being pulled towards the barbecue pit? No, thank goodness, it's pork shoulder cooked long and slow in a spice mixture in olive oil: cumin, coriander, ginger, paprika, salt and pepper and a teaspoon of sugar.
So I decided to try it out, see what he was getting so enthusiastic about. I prepared it the way the chef on the programme had done. All the spices went into a dish with some olive oil.
I bought a pork shoulder, cut off the
skin and marinated the pork by pouring the spicey oil mix over it. I
left it marinading in the fridge for two hours. The oven was heated
to 200C or gas mark 7. Then I put the pork in an oven proof dish and
poured the marinade over it all and added 100mls of water. I put it
in the oven for twenty minutes at this temp, then I reduced the heat
down to gas1 and left it for five hours. After that length of time the pulled pork should be falling apart pork.
The result was absolutely delicious,
the pork pulled apart, hence the name - pulled pork. I fried some
potato and got it ready for the sandwich. Then I opened up a bread
roll, layered the delicious pulled pork with the fried potato,until
it formed a small mountain, then added sliced tomato and poured the
gravy over it and got stuck in. He was right! Wow! I think I'll draw the line at the red hot chillies he eats, though.