This pulled pork is so easy especially if you have a slow cooker. It's tender - melt in your mouth - and so juicy! This is not the first time I made this. I changed spices every time. This time I added Piment d' Espelette I got in Paris during my Europe trip last year. This pepper was recommended by Lazaro. It works well with this slow roasted pork. Red wine caramelized onion is a nice touch for a sandwich. Leftovers from this onion can be used in so many ways! I used in a sandwich, salad, side dish, and even a taco.
|this is made from pork loin roast|
|it's pretty tender but doesn't have "fat" that I need|
Since my husband doesn't like dark meat, I tried with pork loin roast. It worked fine with a lean taste. Surprisingly, it was juicier than I thought. We had this for a sandwich and the next day I mixed with taco sauce for tacos. Keith absolutely loved it!
|the leftover I mixed it with taco sauce to make tacos|
|that's the meat I want|
A marbling line makes it easy to "pull" with a fork. I also made this when I catered for NAAAP-Seattle at a Microsoft building. It's easy to prepare and a crowd pleaser.
The next main component is red wine caramelized onions. The way of cooking it is adapted from Momofuku cookbook by David Chang. You cook onions by piling them up on one another - let the weight work itself out. Pile it up and around occasionally to prevent burning. For this recipe, just salt, pepper, herbs, and red wine; you're done. It will take a bit of time to create a caramelization but it's worth it.
Pulled Pork & Red Wine Caramelized Onion SandwichYield: 15-20 sandwiches
You will need:Pulled Pork (recipe below)
Red wine caramelized onions (recipe below)
Shredded Romain lettuce
Rustic Dinner rolls
Ingredients for Pulled pork:2.5 lb pork butt or shoulder
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
1 Tbs Piment d' Espelette
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup beef broth
- Combine everything together except pork. Rub pork with the seasoning mixture on both sides. Put in a slow cooker and put on low for 9 hrs or so. When it's done, remove the pork and preserve the juice. Use forks to pull meat. Pour juice back in the pork.
Ingredients for Red wine onions:5 yellow onions, sliced length wise
1 cup red wine
1 tbs kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp fresh oregano
1 Tbs minced parsley
2 Tbs vegetable oil
Wok and wooden spatula
- Heat up a wok on high heat. Wait until it's about to smoke and add oil. Swirl to coat.
- Add onions in a wok. Pile it up occasionally to prevent from burning by using its weight.
- Add salt, parsley, and oregano, and keep turning onions. When it's getting translucent, add red wine.
- Let it caramelize for about 15-20 mins. Don't forget to turn onions.
- Halve the roll and add shredded Romain lettuce.
- Add pork and juice. Top with red wine onions and close with the top half.
- Serve with pickled cucumber if you wish.