Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Delicious Pulled Pork

Well, more time has passed than I intended since my last post. Pregnancy has just been more of a game changer than I expected. Luckily I am healthy and feeling well, but the doctor appointments, childbirth classes, prenatal yoga, etc really eat into blogging time. I know that this is only a taste of what is to come once the baby actually arrives. My due date is a week and a half away, so I thought it was a good time to check back-in with City Share.

Several weeks ago, before the spring vegetables were really showing up at the farmers' market, we had a great dinner that took advantage of some of the vegetables that store well over the winter. We got an acorn squash from the market and some spinach out of our freezer, and made some favorite dishes. We simply baked the squash and served it with some butter, and made some creamed spinach with some leftover cream cheese and half and half. As good as the vegetables were, the piece de resistance was some pulled pork inspired by a recipe in our Dinosaur BBQ cookbook. The meat was melt-in-your mouth tender and the sauce was a great combination of tangy, sweet and spicy. It was a delicious feast.

Pulled Pork inspired by Dinosaur BBQ

4.5 lb pork shoulder
1/2 can of tomato paste
10 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
1/4 C water
2 T ketchup
1 T spicy brown mustard
4 T maple syrup
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 t cayenne
1/4 t allspice
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Sear pork shoulder in a Dutch oven over high heat on each side. Remove the meat from the pan, and combine the rest of the ingredients in the pan. Add the meat back in and spoon the sauce over the pork shoulder. Place in the oven and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours. Flip over every hour or so. The meat is done when it is falling off the bone.

This post is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Turning the Table Thursday, Jenny's Alphabe-Thursdays, Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life As Mom, Frugal Food Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday at Prairie Story, and Simple Lives Thursday.


Anonymous said...

I'm visiting from Alphabe Thursday! Yummy..looks incredible delicious!
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Christy said...

Hello! pregnancy will do that too you! Congratulations, a new little baby is so wonderful (I am addicted to them, that is why I have 9) and they do change your life - but for the better!
I love pulled pork! I love the vinegar in your recipe - I will need to try this next time!
Sending hugs and fast, easy, complication free labor and delivery wishes your way!

Sue said...

Oh boy. My mouth is watering and it's 7:27 am. That stuff shouldn't even look good at this time of day.

But it does!!


Jingle said...

that's thoughtful.

girlichef said...

Mmmm...looks awesome! Congrats on your pregnancy...enjoy and don't worry about computer-land (it's not going anywhere)!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks wonderful. The veggies look yummy too.

Judie said...

I am making pulled pork for the Father's Day dinner! Yum, and YUM!

storybeader said...

yum/yum. Congrats mom! {:-Deb

Laura said...

Dinosaur BBQ has a cookbook?? That place was one of our favorites when we lived in NYC. My husband was living near 125th and Broadway when we were first dating and Dinosaur opened. We got ALOT of takeout from that place. I'm bookmarking this recipe for sure!

Good luck with your soon-to-be-here little one! I look forward to reading post-baby posts. :)

Miz Helen said...

This looks like a great pulled pork recipe. We really enjoy pulled pork and I know we will just love your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
Miz Helen

Jenny said...

Love pulled pork. This looks healthy and yummy! I have some butternut squash in the garden. I'm wondering if I might be able to bake it while it's young. That squash in the picture looked delicious!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

YUM!!! That looks DEEEEELICIOUS!!!!

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