Chef's Corner: Tasty tribute to Southern cookin'
Easy Pulled Pork BBQ
1 package of taco seasoning mix (if you would prefer, you can add other spices beyond here — go wild or go mild. I like to add a package of the spaghetti or meatloaf — sometimes both - into the mix as well. It is all how much flavour you want!)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3 pounds fresh pork shoulder
1 medium onion, sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix your dry spices together in a small bowl, and your wet seasonings in another. Mix the dry into the wet and stir until well combined. Spray a 13x9-inch-baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Trim excess fat from pork and place with onion in the baking pan. Pour your seasonings over the pork — use a pastry brush if need be to make sure all of the pork has been covered. Cover with aluminium foil (this will help the pork shoulder cook until it is very soft) but prick a few holes in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Let stand 5 minutes, before removing the foil. Shred the meat with a fork (use a knife if need be) and stir well in the sauce in the pan. Serve on buns. Coleslaw is an excellent side dish. (Recipe to follow.)
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
1 teaspoon celery seed
7 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, seasoning salt, ground mustard and celery seed. In a large bowl, toss cabbage and carrots together. Add mayonnaise mixture and mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours or until ready to serve, and stir again just before serving. (Hint: for these minute amounts of seasonings, try the Bulk Barn or the bulk food section of the grocery store instead of buying a huge container that will last forever.
Janet is occasionally a second year student in the hospitality department, supposedly on co-op at the moment with plans on returning in January to torture two professors by re-taking their courses once again. She can be reached at email@example.com and she would love to eat anything that does not come through an IV bag or a blender.