Midwinter Craving: Smoky and Succulent BBQ Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is definitely a summer picnic kind of dish, but lately we’ve been craving it like mad. And it seems we’re not alone! We’ve spotted several pulled pork recipes in the past few weeks that we can make while staying cozy indoors. Which one should we make this weekend?
1. North Carolina Pulled Pork from Gourmet – As is tradition in North Carolina, this recipe calls for a “mop” of vinegar instead of the barbecue sauce we’re more used to. Sounds tasty! (Scroll down to the bottom for the oven-cooking method.)
2. Indoor Pulled Pork with Three Sauces from Cook’s Illustrated, via Bitten Word Blog – The Bitten Word boys give this recipe two BBQ-sticky thumbs up! It’s also one of the only recipes for indoor pulled pork that seems to successfully pull off the smoky, crunchy crust of authentic barbecued pork.
6. Lighter Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Martha Stewart – If you’d like to cut some of the fat, try Martha’s technique for using the tenderloin instead of the shoulder!
We have 3.5 pounds of pork shoulder defrosting in our fridge. Which recipe sounds the best to you?
(Image: Roland Bello/Gourmet)