Wednesday, September 8, 2010

smokin pulled pork

4 pounds boneless pork butt
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/2" piece ginger (finely chopped)
1 tsp. liquid smoke
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. smoked paprika
1 tbsp. sweet paprika
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. tonkatsu sauce (see recipe below)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

tonkatsu sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup cooking sake
2 tbsp. ginger (grated)
2 tbsp. garlic (grated)
2 tbsp. apple juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup mirin
1 tbsp. spicy mustard
1/2 tsp. ground spice

for the tonkatsu sauce:
prep time: 5-8 mins.
cook time: 30 mins.

to make the tonkatsu sauce combine all the ingredients together and wisk in a medium size bowl. transfer to a medium sauce pan and bring to a slight boil over medium heat. reduce heat and simmer for about 30 mins. stirring about every 5 mins. after the sauce has reduced a bit (about 30 mins.) transfer to a container, and place in the refrigerator, and chill.

makes about 3 cups.
this should last about 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.

pulled pork:

combine all ingredients together except the pork. add the pork into a dutch oven pour over the mixture and cook on low for 2 hours 30 mins. stirring every 30 mins. remove the pork from the pot, and shred the pork. add the shredded pork back into the pot and simmer for 1 hour.

enjoy :)


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