Monday, May 21, 2012

A Guest post for Luan Ee of Extra Virgin Chef

Two weeks ago, Luan Ee asked me if I would do a guest post for her. I did not jump at it because she is a chef and I do not know if my simple home cooking dishes will be good enough to be published in her blog. She told me it is fine with her so here I am sharing with you, my humble pull pork recipe. If you are interested to get the recipe, please hop over to Extra Virgin Chef to get it. I am very sure you will spend more time than you intended to at her space because you will find so many mouth watering recipes and food photos there. She shared a lot of cooking tips which are invaluable. That is very generous of her. Also, don't forget to read her amazing story on how she made a big career change in her life. Quote: "From a frequent flyer to the deep fryer, and from the keyboard to the chopping board." Simply inspiring!!
 
Pull Pork 





Ingredients:
1 cup garlic spice rub (see recipe below)
1 (2 lbs) boneless pork shoulder
2 cans of beer
2 Tbsp duck fat

Ingredient for spice rub:
1 head roasted minced garlic
1 Tbsp sea salt
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp chopped thyme
1 tsp chopped rosemary
1 tbs lemon zest
1 tsp ground black pepper

Combine well all ingredients in a food processor or by hand.

Method:
Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.

Spread garlic spice rub all over pork. Let it marinate for 1 hour.
Heat duck fat in dutch oven. Sear the pork shoulder till all sides are browned.

Remove pork shoulder and add beer. When the beer is boiling, return the pork shoulder into the dutch oven.

Put the dutch oven in the oven and let the meat braise for 4 hours. Turn the meat after 2 hours.

Transfer braised pork to cutting board and let stand for 15 minutes.  Shred the meat and serve with your favourite steamed or roasted vegetables.

46 comments:

  1. You are a great chef, people love to read your stories and your photos are always so mouthwatering!

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    1. Yen, thanks:D I have yet to cook for you and Craig but I have a request. When you guys come for dinner, you must bring your prince and princess.

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  2. This is yummy yummy.. Easy to cook at home? =)

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    1. June, absolutely! If I can handle this, you sure can:D

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  3. I m a HUGE fan of Pulled pork!! Tq. I m so gonna try this recipe... you are truly a chef that really tries to cook up everything... =)

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    1. Thanks my dear. Let me know how yours turn out.

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  4. i wish i could sink my teeth in that

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    1. No worries, you will get to taste this:D

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  5. I know how you feel, but passion for food sure makes up for it! I would follow you any where Veron! :)

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    1. Thanks Lyndsey:D Me too, will be around at your space for a long, long time. It is hard to get rid of me. LOL!

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  6. Veron...that looks delicious....pulled pork ...and now my stomach is pulling leh :p looks good and I am hopping over to get the recipe! Thankies ! Have a nice day too !

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    1. hehehe, Elin, you cracked me up. I will see if I can make some for you when I see you in JULY. So looking forward to meet you in person. You to have a great week.

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  7. Thanks to your pulled pork, I am feeling hungry again. And I just had lunch. Hah! Hah!

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    1. You are most welcome. I don't blame you for feeling hungry again because food photos does the same thing to me.

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  8. You've saved the day, Lucy! Check out my comment over at extra virgin chef! Thank you!

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    1. Ping, thanks do much for kind words. You are a great friend. Hope to catch up soon.

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    1. Arthur, Wah! You so easily seduced ar? A piece of pork can seduce you already? Muhahaha

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  10. Wah, your recipe is very popular but you are even more so. Thanks for the post!

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    1. Luan Ee, I am so blessed. All my friends are so supportive:D

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  11. porky indulgence! :) that's really salivating

    Latest: Largest Pizza in Town

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    1. Hi Sweetie, you have the privilege in indulge in anything you want.

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  12. Quay Po, thanks for introducing another great person like you! Big hug to you & I'm going to visit her blog now! Good night!

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    1. Jessie, you are ever so sweet always. Thanks. I am sure you will enjoy your time at Extra Virgin Chef's.

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  13. WOW! This Pulled Pork looks so delicious and I'm hopping over to Luan Ee's site to check the recipe.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Enjoy yourself at Luan Ee's.

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  14. This looks good. Hubster loves this dish. Gonna try to read up a little more before giving it a try at home.

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    1. Your hubby is going to love you long time if you make this for him. LOL!

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  15. You , too , are a great CHEF ! ;D Scrumptiously yummy guest post :D I'm salivating by just looking at this mouth watering pulled pork ! Let me get some tissue first ! lol

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    1. It feels good to know you think so. Thanks!

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  16. we are also chefs whaat..at home!see you at extra virgin chef!

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    1. Yes Lena, you are absolutely right. We are home chefs. Hehe

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  17. I like that quote: "from the keyboard to the chopping board". :-)

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    1. Yes, that is very clever way to describe the change.

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  18. That photo of your pull pork certainly looks enticing!

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    1. Jeannie, I wish you had this with me. It is very delicious.

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  19. Veronica-you sure have been so busy, just before you left for your trip to California...did not realize you did a guest post. The pulled pork is incredible, love the spice rub...the rich vibrant color, the aroma, is amazing and oh, so inviting and delicious. I sure would love to serve them on those cute little slider buns!
    Bon Voyage...and enjoy your vacation!
    Hugs,

    BTW- Great guest post...very nice!

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth. The spices give the pork an explosion of flavors! I hope you will try this recipe sometime:D

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  20. wow, feel like squeezing some lemon to eat this pork, my taste problem perhaps XD

    (by looking at it, it is a little salty on it don cha?)

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  21. No, the pork is not saltish. It is just right.

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