The BEST (and easiest) pulled pork recipe with #allthedelicioussides!
The pork - that pork - THAT PORK. Yes, I used to brine and pay way more attention and way more time to my pulled pork, but that was years ago now. This recipe is so simple, really yummy and it allows you to serve up a bunch of delicious SALAD LIKE THINGS alongside it and your Dad won't know, or he will be happy cause the sauce from the slow cooked meat will be the best salad dressing he has ever tasted.
I don't often post meat recipes, actually I think this is the first one, so it should be said that knowing where you meat comes from and the welfare of that animal matters. It really does - that said The Sustainable Table has a really great wrap up of sustainable and ethical pork producers. In NQ here, we have Freckle Farm - the best in town, no need to look elsewhere.
The BEST (and easiest) Pulled Pork
~1kg forequarter chops
1 Tbs smoked paprika
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs turmeric
1 Tbs cumin
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
400g of diced tomatoes
1 cup of water
Preheat over to 150. Combine all ingredients in a ceramic baking dish and mix well - make sure everything is well coated. Cover and cook for 2 hours, then for a further 90 minutes at 180 uncovered.
Be sure to check from time to time to flip the chops and make sure they are sitting in the sweet spot between crunchy caramelised goodness - and well hydrated.
Remove from oven, and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Remove bones, pull the pork apart with two forks and combine juices in the cooking dish with the pulled pork. Taste and season accordingly.
Season and devour with any of the following offerings...
My Massaged Kale Salad
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp dried ginger
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt.
(You can freeze this seasoned buckwheat for a great gluten free gain to add to meals during the week!)
Shredded Red Cabbage Salad
The small red cabbage was shredded, and massaged with
- 1/3 cup balsamic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
- 1 cup of activated almonds - regular toasted almonds will more than suffice!
Blitz one head of cauliflower in a food processor 3-4 times to get a fine ricey consistency - keep your eye on it as it will puree and then you will be making fritters and soup (if this does happen just email me and I will help!!).
To this I added
- 1 cup of Loving Earth flaked coconut
- 1 cup of goji berries
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- juice of 1 tangello
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper.
I finely sliced radish, chopped from shallots and mint and scattered before serving!
Pretty Tomato Salad
- I dice 500g of tomatoes, with
- 1 red cap
- 1 yellow cap,
- the seeds of one pomegranate
- shred one bunch of mint, coriander or basil
- glug of good fragrant olive oil
Throw it all together, season to taste and you are good to go. I love this with leftover brown rice, or as a salsa on top of breakfast eggs or fish. Enjoy!
All the salads can be prepped the day before, as can the meat...so you can kick back, relax and enjoy the summer holiday time!