Slow-cooker Chinese pulled pork

Slow-cooker Chinese pulled pork

A quick win for the slow cooker- easy, delicious and more-ish Chinese pulled pork

time

10 mins

pan

10 hours

fire

430 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

10 hours

fire

430 kcal

Slow-cooker Chinese pulled pork

SERVES

6

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

6

Difficulty

EASY

I bought a pork shoulder in Morrisons a couple of weeks ago, intending to make a classic pulled pork recipe- I didn’t get around to it, and then a friend threw her husband a 40th birthday party that had an AMAZING hog roast, and then gave me a whole leg that was left over! We were just about to head off on holiday, so I took off the meat and managed to squeeze most of it into my jam-packed freezer (I desperately need a chest freezer- just not sure where to put one!). By that point I had definitely over-consumed on pork and the thought of making pulled pork was not attractive in any way whatsoever so I also had to squeeze the pork shoulder into my poor freezer (had to make a few sacrifices to get it in!).

So- when I then did a post-holiday shop, I was reminded that there was not even an inch of space in my freezer when I tried to put the frozen peas away, so I pulled out my pork shoulder again and then started trying to find some inspiration about what to do with it! with classic pulled pork, I often really enjoy the first meal from it and then I get sick of it really quickly and end up with loads left over. The I had a brainwave for this- Chinese style pulled pork! I knew in my gut it was the right choice and was excited to try it out (yes, I get excited about that sort of thing- so sad but that’s me!).

This yummy Chinese pulled pork actually came out even better than I had imagined- it’s rich, and dark and tasty and looks as good as it tastes! I served with little gem lettuce leaves as wraps, and finely cut up carrot, cucumber and spring onion and beansprouts. This would be a great meal for serving lots of people- you could pre-prepare everything and let everyone help themselves. I hope you love it too!

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Slow-cooker Chinese pulled pork

Servings: 6
A quick win for the slow cooker- easy, delicious and more-ish Chinese pulled pork
Syns: 1.5 per portion
Print Recipe
10 mins
Slow-cook10 hrs

Ingredients

  • boneless pork shoulder joint fat removed as much as possible
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped/minced
  • Lime wedges sliced spring onions and coriander to garnish

Instructions

  • Remove as much visible fat as possible from the pork and pop into the slow cooker pot (it doesn't matter if some is in smaller chunks)
  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and then pour over the pork, give everything a mix
  • Pop the lid on and cook on high for 5 hours, or low for 10-12 hours.
  • Once finished cooking, pull the pork apart with 2 forks, stirring thoroughly into the sauce. Serve garnished with lime wedges, sliced spring onions and coriander.

Notes

This would be lovely with some extra added spice- I plan to try habanero tabasco in it!
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