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Easy Pulled Pork

Updated on June 14, 2013

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.

pork shoulder

pork recipe

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.

monster sandwich

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.

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Stages of yumminess

cooked to perfection
cooked to perfection
almost falling apart
almost falling apart
delicious fried potato
delicious fried potato
what a mouthful
what a mouthful

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      Derek James 

      8 years ago from South Wales

      Hello,hello. Thanks for the comment. It really was a tasty treat.

      Paradise 7, thank you as well. Good to hear from you.

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      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Looks absolutley great, to me. I do kinda the same thing only I have a crockpot version, and I use Dinosaur BBQ sauce.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, that sounds and looks great. You definitely like a good tasty sandwich. Thank you.


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