Taste of Cyprus Local Food Chinese inspired Pulled Pork

Chinese inspired Pulled Pork

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Ingredients

1200-1500 gr Foodsaver pork shoulder
2 tsp Chinese five spice powder*
300 grams Foodsaver chopped onions
2 Tbs Ardo chopped garlic
2 Tbs Ardo chopped ginger
1 Tbs Ardo chopped chilies
2/3 orange juice (175 ml)
1/3 cup Top apple cider vinegar (90ml)
1/2 cup Kikkoman soy sauce (125ml)
1/3 cup honey* (90gr)
1/3 cup Foodsaver ketchup (90gr)
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce (90 gr)
Maldon black pepper
1 cup chicken broth*
Foodsaver brioche burger buns to serve
For the coleslaw:

2 cups cabbage thinly sliced*
2 cups purple cabbage thinly sliced*
1 large carrot shredded*
1 spring onion sliced
¼ cup Foodsaver mayonnaise Develey
2 Tbs sweet chili sauce
1 Tbs Kikkoman soy sauce
2 Tbs Top cider vinegar
Maldon salt and black pepper

Method:

For the pulled pork, make sure your meat is completely thawed. Place pork in a tray and sprinkle with the Chinese five spice powder. Rub powder into meat, massaging as you go to make sure pork is well seasoned.

Preheat oven to 175 C, fan. Take a deep oven dish, glass or ceramic. Put chopped onion into dish and spread on the base. Add ginger, chili, garlic and mix. Lay pork on top of onion mixture.

Mix together in a jug, the orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ketchup and sweet chili sauce. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Pour mixture over pork. Finally, pour over the chicken stock.

Cover meat with a piece of greaseproof paper with a small hole in the middle. It’s ok if the paper touches the meat. Cover the pan with heavy duty foil, then with the pan lid if it has one. If not, cover pan with double foil.

Transfer pan in the preheated oven. Bake for 2 hours. Then, lower the heat to 160 and bake 2 hours more.

Remove meat from the oven. At this stage you can let it cool to room temperature and place in the fridge for 24 hours.

If you want to serve the same day, remove, foil and paper from pan and transfer pork to another platter (KEEP the sauce please!).

Shred pork with your hands or 2 forks. Mix shredded meat with 4-5 tablespoons of the pan juices. Cover and set aside.

To finish the sauce, transfer all the pan juices in a blender and blend until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender. Transfer sauce in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until reduced and thickened slightly. Set aside until serving time.

Make the coleslaw: Put all veggies in a large bowl and mix with your hands. In another bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over veggies in bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To serve, mix portions of the pork with some of the sauce. Add as much or as less sauce you prefer. It’s up to your taste buds. Mount pork on a sliced brioche bun. Top with coleslaw and cover with the bun. Serve with more coleslaw and more sauce on the side.

www.cuisinovia.com, Galatia Pamborides

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