Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


This weekend, it started to feel like Fall in Montreal. The weather got frisky and it was time for boots, scarfs and autumn jackets to come out. I aboslutely love Fall, it's one of the best times to get in the kitchen and take the time to try out some new recipes. In times like these, a comforting meal always comes to my mind. It's hard to go wrong with some tender, juicy, fork-tender pulled pork.

After having had some great pulled pork at various restaurants in North America, it was time to develop my own recipe to make it at home. This is really not the kind of food I grew up on in France but has been a wonderful food discovery. This is the kind of slow-cooked recipe that is perfect for a lazy Sunday. The prep time is pretty fast, and then the hardest part begins... waiting for the meat to be ready!


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Serves 4

600 grams of pork Shoulder, or pork butt
1 tablespoon of paprika
A pinch of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup of low sodium chicken stock
2 bay leaves
Small ciabatta breads
1/2cup of your favorite barbecue sauce

In a small bowl, add the paprika, onion powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Using your hands, rub the mixture on all sides of the pork. Set to marinate in the fridge for an hour.

Preheat your oven to 220 F. Place the pork in a stockpot. Pour the chicken stock around the pork and add the bay leaves. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours, until the pork is fork tender. Flake the pork using a fork or your fingers. Place in a bowl and fold in the barbecue sauce. Toast the sandwich bread and fill with a hearty mound of pulled pork and serve with coleslaw. Enjoy!

17 comments:

Jennifurla said...

I had lots of pulled pork over the weekend, this looks very tasty

restaurant said...

This is really fantastic post. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Would be trying to create it.

Chanel11 said...

What a wonderful lazy Sunday meal

Louise said...

This looks delicious! Can I ask where you found the pork butt? I have trouble some times with the different meat cuts and their French translations!

MeetaK said...

ooh! yes this is the perfect snac. looks incredible- although i am not the biggest pork fan i still want a big bite!

Deborah said...

This looks like perfect pulled pork!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a speciality I adore! Your sandwiches look fantastic!

Cheers,

Rosa

Crepes of Wrath said...

All I have to say is nomnomnomnom!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

One of my very favorite things to eat! IT looks perfect!

naomi said...

Okay, who doesn't love a lazy meal. Your pulled pork sandwich is perfect for a lounging around dinner affair.

Amanda said...

How fun! I just posted pulled pork too :) Love the breads, sounds delicious!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Oh to be in Montreal in fall! I LOVE this time of year when everyone starts to crave comfort food and fall desserts. And this pulled pork looks like just the thing to make. Delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Heather@Gourmet Meals for Less said...

Looks so good! By the way, thank you for coming over and commenting on my spaghetti squash dish. :o) I look forward to following your blog.

megan said...

I love pulled pork, and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. Your picture is beautiful - that sandwich looks incredible!

vanillasugar said...

and the smell it leaves in the house is the best part, well one of the best parts. love these!!

Nicole said...

This sounds so simple. I need to give it a try.

Sophia said...

I just became a big fan of pulled pork about a year ago. Now I love collecting pulled pork recipes. Thanks for posting this! I made Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun recently and it was delicious! Keep up the great work here!

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