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Easiest Sunday Lunch EVER!

Hubby picked up a leaflet for Pulled Pork from the butcher’s last week, and it inspired to have a go making it for Sunday lunch.

And I am delighted to report that this is the easiest Sunday lunch in the world EVER…!

If you want to have to have a go…

This is what you need:

  • 1.5kg pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp smoked paprika (depending on how spicy or otherwise you like it)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Coleslaw and jacket potatoes to serve

This is what you do:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • Make your ‘rub’ by mixing together the sea salt, sugar, paprika and mustard in a small bowl
  • Untie the string from around the pork and unroll it
  • Smear your rub liberally all over what was the inside bit of the rolled up joint
  • Re roll it (don’t worry about tieing the strings back up) and place it crackling side up in a large roasting dish
  • Cook uncovered for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and cover the meat with foil
  • Turn the oven down to 150C (130C fan) and return the joint to the oven
  • Cook for at least 5 hours while you get on with the rest of your Sunday!
  • With an hour or so to go, bung some jacket potatoes or sweet potatoes in the oven
  • After 5hrs, remove from the oven and pull at it with a fork. If it shreds easily, then it’s done. If it doesn’t, give it another 30mins
  • Once it’s cooked, remove from the oven, and cover with a tea towel and allow it to rest while you rustle up some coleslaw (finely slice cabbage and onion, and grate a carrot. Mix the whole lot with 2-3 tbsps mayo, and I like to add a spot of lemon zest and some black pepper)
  • When you’re ready to serve, attack the whole thing with two forks and ‘pull your pork’ (stop sniggering)
  • Sit back and soak up the compliments and pretend you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen, not sewing/gardening/other more fun stuff

Pulled pork

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  • Reply Heather A June 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I’ve just seen this recipe and it looks fab! Thanks for sharing, it’s one to try for definite.

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      My pleasure Heather! Let us know if you try it 🙂

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