Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pulled Pork with Mashed Cauliflower and "BBQ sauce"

I have only recently discovered the beauty of pulled pork. Slow cooked melt in your mouth shredded pork served in a sandwich or by itself. The best thing about this dish is that it's simple to cook, and all it need is a good slow cooker or the use of the oven.

You can choose to cook the pork in the sauce but because I am oven roasting it, I chose to make my own sauce, simmering it for 30 minutes or so. It is definitely a Sunday "weekend" kinda of meal as the meat took 4-6 hours to cook! Nonetheless, I squeal in delight when the pork pulled away.

The other dish that I love was mashed cauliflower. No one told me that mashed cauliflower could taste so good!! I blitz it up in the food processor and had it with the pulled pork and "bbq" sauce. It's nearly like mashed potato-only better.

Pulled Pork with Mashed Cauliflower and "BBQ sauce" (Serves 6-8)
1.8kg of pork shoulder
1/2 cup of stock
2 tsp of salt, pepper and olive oil

Preheat Oven 230C.
Pat dry the pork shoulder. Season with oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking tray. Pour stock into the base of the pan. Roast on high for 2 hours. Then change it to 150C and slow cook for another 2-3 hours preferably as long as you can till the meat tears away.

"BBQ sauce"
2 cans of tomato sauce
2 tsp of grainy mustard
1 tsp of honey
1/2 cup of white wine
1 cup of stock

Simmer everything for 30 minutes till it thickens.

Mashed Cauliflower
2 heads of cauliflower
salt pepper
olive oil

Cook cauliflower in boiling water till done. Drain and blitz it with salt and olive oil. Serve with the above.



lena said...

even though it takes some time to get the pulled pork done, i believe it's really tasty that goes well with your bbq sauce. never tried mashed cauliflower tho but your dish sure looks good and comforting to me. guess your hubby must be happily rubbing his stomach after digging in all these!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Love pulled pork! Especially when the temperatures start to drop - yum!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love tender pulled pork and the mashed cauliflower!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

At first I thought you prepared mashed potato but never know mashed cauliflower can be so good , next time I want to try out. If I were to prepare this pulled pork ,I think I will use a pressure cooker to shorten cooking time because I have no patience to wait for 5 hours, hehehe ..

tigerfish said...

I seldom cook pork at home but absolutely like the idea of mashed cauliflower :)

Estèrre said...

I really loved your recipe, and I'll try! Today I wish you good luck

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