|Pork pre-pulling: part way through cooking and pre-foot-burning (more photogenic for the first photo!)|
Although that might have been a false sense of security I was lulled into, since after 4hrs of roasting said pork, I took the casserole dish out of the oven and sloshed boiling pork fat all over my foot. Cue immediate sock and slipper removal, dashing up stairs to the shower, trying to roll my trouser legs up and realising I was wearing skinny jeans etc etc. Turns out out 'cold' shower water is more lukewarm, so within a couple of minutes Mr E had brought me a bucket of properly cold tap water and a chair. A few minutes later Mini-M made her way up the stairs and was clearly rather confused as to why Mummy was sitting trouserless in the bathroom on a dining room chair with her foot in a bucket!
But she wasn't too phased and soon was sitting with her own sore foot in a bucket watching the TV with me.
|Mini-M with her 'sore foot' in a 'bucket of water' Not sure why she's got her other trouser leg rolled up...|
Anyway back to the pork. The good news is I didn't drop it! So it survived unharmed, and Mr E bunged it in the fridge once it had cooled enough. The next day, I was able to pop it back in the oven with all the juices, then once it was heated through again, shred it.
In terms of the recipe, well I MAINLY followed the one in the Hungry and Frozen post.
|The pork rubbed in spices before roasting|
- 1 tsp dried mustard - I used 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Cointreau - nothing I forgot - oops!
- 2 tbsp tomato based chutney or tomato paste - 1 tbsp tomato puree and 1 very large tbsp fruity chutney
This was really delicious - fed a crowd with leftovers and we've now got several little bags of pulled pork in the freezer that I'm looking forward to cooking with into the New Year.
|Very tender, very tasty post-pulling pork!|