Learn How To Create Mouth Watering Pulled Pork
Looking for a way to create mouth watering pulled pork? American favorite, pulled pork is a dish that differs by region. Folks from Tennessee and Texas each have their own recipes and ask someone in South Carolina and you’ll get an entirely different version. And the Hawaiian version is something to be experienced. One thing is certain, the foundation for pulled pork starts with a good cut of meat.
The foundation, the essence of pulled pork is a good boneless pork shoulder or butt roast. The butt roast is actually the upper part of the pork shoulder; the lower portion is called the picnic. A pork butt generally weighs between six and ten pounds. When visiting your butcher it is helpful to know that the pork butt can also be called:
• Boston shoulder roast
• Boston roast
• Boston butt
• Shoulder butt
• Shoulder blade roast
Experts recommend choosing a cut that has a smooth, firm, white fat cap and a good amount of fat marbling. Ideally the meat will be a reddish-pink color.
So how is pulled pork prepared?
While sauce and seasonings vary by local, the pork is cooked the same. Place pork in a slow cooker with preferred sauce and seasonings.
Hawaiian Pulled pork is created with liquid smoke and Hawaiian salt. Try the Hawaiian Island Seasonings for an authentic taste.
Tennessee Pulled pork is made with straightforward tangy BBQ sauce. Try Big Acres Rich and Mild BBQ sauce or if you like it extra spicy try Big Acres Hot and Spicy BBQ sauce. A large variety of spices and BBQ sauces can be found at My Secret Pantry.
Cooking time will vary by the weight of the roast. However it generally takes between six and ten hours to cook. You know it’s done when you can reach into the pot with two forks and pull the pork into shreds. When you can do this, remove the roast from the cooker and pull it into shreds. The shredded meat will be returned to the sauce and combined. Now it’s ready to eat! Grab a bun and your favorite sides and you have a meal fit for royalty!