Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Asian Inspired Pulled Pork with Homemade Cole Slaw

Prepare Time : 5-6 hours

Pulled pork
  • 4 1/2 lbs Pork shoulder (bone in/out)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar-
  • salt/pepper
  • 1/3 cup hoisen sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 Sliced Onion
  • 4-6 smashed garlic cloves
  • 1 Crock Pot
In your crock pot either spray with cooking spray or take a paper towel fold into a fourth and pour some oil into it and wipe the inside of the crock pot. Turn the crock pot on high.
The pork will be the easiest part of this dish to make. First take your pork shoulder and salt and pepper both sides. Place in a warm skillet and sear on both sides for 5-7 min to get a nice "crust" on your pork.

Take half of the sliced onion you just cut and make a onion bed on the bottom of the crock pot for your pork to rest easy on. Take the pork and lay over the onion bed. Next take the rest of your ingredients and add them to the pot. Put the lid on and let the waiting begin. Your pork is going to sit in the pot for 4-6 hrs. Depending on the size and thickness of your pork shoulder could be more.

When your pork is done (remove any bones if there are any). Remove and place in a large bowl. Take two forks and start shredding your pork. Take about half of the "juice" thats in the crock pot and toss it out. (You'll wanna leave the rest for the pork to soak up. You can also put some extra on the side incase you want/need more)

Cole Slaw
  • bag of slaw
  • bag of red cabbage
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • 1 can bamboo shoots (slice into thin strips)
  • 4 radish (sliced)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon Hoisen sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

After you cut all you vegetables combine everything in a bowl and mix well until all ingredients are incorporated. Cover and place in fridge for later.

At the 4th or 5th hr start getting your ingredients for your sauce together.

BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 White onion
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Hoisen Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne (Depending on your choice of heat)

Take a medium-large skillet (deep skillet). Oil the pan with your oil. At medium heat cook your onions and garlic till they start to brown (About 5 min). Do not burn the garlic or onions. Reduce your heat to low.  Now add the ketchup, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, salt, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, hoisen sauce, paprika, chili powder and cayenne. You will want to simmer the sauce for about 20 minutes. Taste after to see if anything else is needed. (more spice more salt etc).

Take this mixture and you can either put the sauce on the sandwich or like i did put the sauce into the crock pot and continued to cook on low.

Take your bun and place your pickles on the bottom. Place your pork over the pickles then top that with your homemade cole slaw.

(The next day we ate left overs and what i did was take the pork and put it in a skillet and cooked at medium heat and "warmed" up the pork getting some nice crispy pieces of pork. So yes GREAT leftovers)

1 comment:

  1. Can you just make it for me? Looks DELISH!!!