Toffee Apple Braised Pulled Pork October 01 2016

A definite crowd pleaser at any BBQ. This Toffee Apple cider Pulled Pork recipe goes well with a creamy coleslaw and crunchy bread rolls.

Method:

• Mix the ingredients together to make a dry BBQ mix and rub this into the meat. • Leave to rest for a few hours in a cool place.
• Pop the pork shoulder in a deep metal roasting tray, and add a 1 1/2 bottles of Toffee Apple cider.
• If you want a really smoky pork, then you place in a covered BBQ with some smoking wood chunks such as the apple below.
• Cook overnight at around 110-120°c, this will give you a thick crust on the outside of the meat full of flavour.

Toffee Apple Cider Braised Belly Pork

The cheaty, but still amazing way is to cook in your indoor oven at 110°C overnight and then finish off on the BBQ. Reserve any of the liquid from the bottom of the tray and set aside in a metal bowl or saucepan.

Whichever way you cook, the meat should be tender, moist and ready to be pulled. You can either wait for the meat to cool a little and pull the meat into strands with your hands, or use a couple of forks or similar implements to pull the pork apart. You should be left with a tray of moist smoky pulled pork and a couple of clean bones.

• At this point you will need to make sure you have a low temperature BBQ with the coals to one side, and with a lid, place the pulled pork in the tray in the bit away from the coals, and add a chunk or two of the apple wood.
• Spoon over the reserved meat and cider juices, leaving a small amount for the end. Allow to smoke gently with the lid on until your guests arrive, hopefully hungry for a pulled pork lunch.
• For a final flourish of flavour, stir in a few tablespoons of good BBQ sauce to the last of the reserved meat juices and pour over the pulled pork.
• Serve in a bread roll, with BBQ sauce and plenty of homemade slaw. 

Enjoy!