Pineapple Pulled Pork with Fresh Slaw

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pulled pork

Pulled pork is so often done as “BBQ” flavour, well try something different but just as delicious in my Pineapple Pulled Pork with fresh slaw!

If you like this then try my Slow Cooked Lamb/Beef Burgundy or my Asian-Style Pulled Pork!

Serves 8-10

Time – overnight in the slow cooker

pineapple pulled pork

Ingredients:

“Sauce”:

  • 2 C fresh pineapple, blended into a puree
  • 1/2 C passata
  • 1/2 C tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1.5 C bone broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb ginger, minced

Slaw:

  • 1/2 a small (or 1/4 large) red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 large carrots, julienned
  • 1 red or green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 2 C fresh pineapple chunks
  • optional – 1 small chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • handful chopped parsley
  • 3 healthy dollops of homemade mayonnaise (for dressing)

Asian Style Pulled Pork

Method:

  1. Remove the layer of fat from the pork shoulder then season (the pork shoulder) with salt and pepper. You can use the fat to make crackling if you like!
  2. Pan sear on all sides of the shoulder for several minutes until browned (this helps enhance the flavour). In a small bowl, whisk together the ‘sauce’ ingredients. Add the seared’ pork shoulder and sauce to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  3. Prepare the slaw by tossing all ingredients together in a large bowl (use only 1/2 the amount of pineapple, reserve the other half for later). Toss the mayonnais through slaw to coat evenly.
  4. Remove pork shoulder from the slow cooker and place in a tray. Using 2 forks, pull the meat apart, it shouldn’t take much effort at all as the long slow cook really tenderizes the meat.
  5. Transfer the juices from the slow cooker to a medium pot and heat on the stove over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes to reduce. I also added a tablespoon of tapioca flour and Agar Agar to help it thicken.
  6. Add the reduced sauce, AND the remaining pineapple to the shredded meat and stir through to combine well.
  7. Serve straight away either as is with the fresh slaw, alternatively, serve Pineapple Pulled Pork on burger buns, in lettuce leaves or in a wrap!

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