Saturday, June 21, 2008

Soul Food for Paul Pierce

It's hard to live in Boston and not be excited for the Celtics. From rallies to baseball games, our World Champions are everywhere, and we love it! To honor our finals MVP Paul Pierce (whose favorite thing to eat is rumored to be soul food) here is a fantastic soul filled recipe for a BBQ pulled pork sandwich.

Dry Rub:
2 T. Kosher Salt
2 T. Pepper
2 T. Paprika
2 T. Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 T. Cayenne Pepper

Other Ingredients:
4 # Pork Roast, Shoulder
2 C. Apple Juice
1 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 T. Liquid Smoke (may be omitted, but it's oh-so-good!)
1/2 T. Garlic Powder

6 Rolls of your choice
BBQ Sauce

1. Mix the dry rub together and sprinkle it onto the pork roast. Be sure to really press it into the meat so it sticks. Cover the pork and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

2. Combine the liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a slow cooker. Add the pork and cover. Slow cook on low for 4 hours or until the pork shreds easily.

3. Remove the pork, shred it, make it into a sammich and enjoy!

Note: If you do not have a slow cooker, you can cook these in a 325 degree oven. Just be sure to cover the pork with aluminum foil and baste the meat at least every hour.


Mo said...

Sorry, but I don't get what "6 Rolls of your choice BBQ Sauce means"....
Does it means you roll the pork shoulder in the BBQ six times?
What happens if you only roll it five times?

Or should there have been a < break >
and it's "6 rolls of your choice" meaning "hamburger buns" in my midwest lexicon... and then BBQ Sauce on another line... ???

Because having to roll that pork shoulder exactly six times is a lot of pressure!

Mo said...

You edited your post!
Now my comment looks like the rantings of a lunatic!

I'm gonna go roll in BBQ sauce...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Mo you crack me up. I think Mags means you can make six sammich's and you can have the rolls of your choice. Bwahahahahahaha Mo.

I'm hungry now Mags. This sounds yummo! Have a great day. :)

Gamerra said...

Also! You can use the cooking liquid to make your own BBQ sauce - transfer the cooking liquid from the crock pot to a large sauce pan (strain in between), reduce over high heat to a syrupy consistency, add a can of tomato paste and a long drizzle (a teaspoon or two) of honey/molasses, stir it all together over low heat, and then add water until it's the desired consistency. If you like Carolina-style barbecue, this is a great sauce! But, if you've never been south of the Mason-Dixon, you might want to stick to store bought for now...