Hello Dear Reader,
I have resisted this recipe for a very long time. Pulled pork in an Aritisan bun seems to be for sale everywhere! I’ve never bought it but it’s now time to try it. I’m so glad I did, this is sticky, unctious and feels like proper dirty food. The salad has made this just about healthy! If you want to be less virtuous, then eat yours with spicy wedges and some blue cheese mayo.
Here’s what I used
1kg shoulder of British pork joint – £2.89 from Aldi
The rest? I just made that up as I went along.
In my crock pot, I added
5 heaped tablespoons of soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
1 teaspoon of chopped ginger
2 heaped teaspoons of smoked paprika
1 finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
6 tablespoons of ketchup.
1/2 cup of water.
salt and pepper
Stir together and roll the boned and rolled shoulder of pork in the mixture.
Switch the crockpot onto low and leave all day whilst you go to work.
When you get home, remove the pork shoulder from the crockpot, cut the string holding the joint and together, remove the skin and using forks, pull the meat apart.
I replaced the meat in the slow cooker to keep warm after I had removed the cooking liquor and reduced it in a saucepan. I then returned the much reduced sauce to the crock pot and went off and had a cup of tea and a sit down for half an hour.
As you can see, I served it with salad.
On a different note, I had a #stoptober hiatus today and toddled off around the charity shops. More out of a nose than anything else. I love tunic tops and could do with some more for work…..I found one and splashed out the massive sum of £3.99. Any way, I digress! In one of the shops, they had a retro style, country kitchen cream with autumnal fruits, slow cooker for sale……for flippin’ £24.99. As I was paying for the tunic top, I told the manager that you could buy a new slow cooker for around a tenner and her pricing was a joke. She did say that she didn’t know what they cost and I suggested the best price for it in the shop was a nice tidy fiver and no more! I saw loads of nice clothes but resisted, especially as some of them wanted almost twelve quid for a dress! They get the stuff for free, they don’t pay any tax or business rates and most of the staff are volunteers. They are extracting the urine!!!!
Never mind the nonsense, if you get to Aldi PDQ they still have the kilo joints of shoulder of pork for sale for £2.89 and it will easily feed a family for four! Whilst you’re at it, try my pulled pork, make it up as I went along recipe.
Love Froogs xxxx