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Oven Cooked Pulled Pork

I have never tasted, let alone tried to make pulled pork before!

Whether this has an authentic taste, I really cannot say! What I can say is that it tastes darn good! :-p I basically looked across the net for inspiration and then developed my own recipe. Almost all the recipes I looked at were based on Dr Pepper or a Cola base - so I followed suit
smiley_smile The dry rub seems to be one of those family secret affairs - where people only allude to a couple of the flavours.

Almost every recipe also called for shop bought BBQ sauce to be added to the pulled pork for the last hour of cooking. Personally, I could not see the point of going to the effort of developing all this flavour and then masking it - so this step was omitted.

The final results were delicious. The pork has a fantastic depth of flavour, is moist, tender and out of this world delicious. Considering this was neither slow cooked nor seen a BBQ, the outer bark of the pork was fantastically crispy, tangy and extremely tasty.

As a first attempt, as you can tell, I am very pleased. Roll on the BBQ season.

Pulled Pork : Serve in Baps

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Succulent Sticky Pork Ribs with Spicy Smoked Potato Wedges and Fresh Salad with Mustard Dressing

Once in a while it is great to get your fingers sticky and eat your meat off the bone with your hands. In posher establishments, you may expect a lemon dipping bath - but round my house kitchen towel will suffice!

After much experimentation with various concoctions, this is my version of Sticky Pork Ribs.

The brining of the pork ribs really helps to keep the meat moist and succulent. The marinade, as you would expect with my cooking, is fiery, sweet and oh so sticky

These are quick to make and will definitely become a household favourite. Pork ribs are cheap to buy from the butcher, making this an economical meal. If you do not have ketchup manis and special mountain sauce, try a tablespoon of black treacle, a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a tablespoon of soy as a substitute.

I served the ribs with a tangy fresh salad dressed and mustard dressing,
jerked sweetcorn, coleslaw and some spicy smokey potato wedges. It was greatly appreciated having come home famished after hour flying in the indoor wind tunnel for an hour!

Succulent Sticky Pork : Side On

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Homemade Burger and Chips

You cannot beat homemade burgers and chips. After a very heavy weekend in the Lake District for my brother’s stag do, I was not feeling particularly energetic today.

I love these burgers as they are moist and tasty, quick and cheap to make.

Burger and Chips : Let's Eat

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