For those of you who have been following my last few blog/insta posts here is the finished product of them combined – the perfect marriage! This whopper of a pulled pork sandwich punches you in the face with it’s great flavour, from both the pork itself and the spicy BBQ sauce that’s so damn simple & tasty. This is a sandwich that completely melts in your mouth. Then there’s the addition of slaw that makes it feel, well, kind of healthy….. HA! No it doesn’t. Truthfully, it just makes it taste that bit better.
Cooking some pork butt is a slow process but also a very rewarding one. I got a small (1.5kg) one the other day so it cooked quicker than your average 3 – 5kg sized one but the taste was still just as good! The amount of meat and different dinners I cooked with it makes it outstanding value for money for any family or party.
When you think of pulled pork sandwiches most people’s minds jump so often to mass produced, overly watered or vinegered sauces on an average bun with a mediocre slaw. Oh, and let’s not forget the beer of choice – bud light! It’s a shame because with honestly only a little love and care you can have some quality southern style cooking right at home. I guess about 10 years ago pulled pork became a “thing”. It was turning up on every damn menu everywhere as chefs, managers & owners all saw how cheap and how easily mass produced it could be and dollar signs were flashing right before their eyes. Don’t get me wrong now, I’ve had some killer pulled pork in restaurants throughout the US, my home country Ireland and here in Australia, but there was a period when I just steered clear of it. What’s the saying? Fool me once or is it twice? Who knows. Well, I do as I was fooled a few times too many! Now that I have myself a BBQ and the weather to be out on the deck regularly, I have got back into cooking (and eating) it again and boy am I delighted with the results. When you add some applewood chips, put on some homemade rub and inject/baste it with your own concoction of juices the result is truly wonderful and worth it.