Pulled Pork

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This dish can cook while you sleep if you use the oven or a slow-cooker. The meal is a great way of feeding a crowd. It can be the centerpiece on the table, surrounded by a variety of sauces, bread, rolls, wraps, vegetables and fruit, which everyone can mix and match, and help themselves to. We find this an effortless way of entertaining!

6 – 8 servings


  • 2 kg shoulder of pork, deboned
  • 45 ml rub of your choice
  • 40 ml garlic and herb seasoning

To serve:

  • 6 – 8 white soft Portuguese rolls
  • BBQ sauce
  • Chilli sauce
  • Tomato chutney
  • Tomato sauce
  • Apple purée
  • Baby rocket leaves
  • Swiss cheese slices or grated Cheddar cheese
  • Tomato slices
  • Caramelized onions
  • Chilli-Tomato-Lime Jam
  • Gherkin, sliced
  • Pineapple wedges, thinly sliced


  1. Prepare meat by rubbing liberally with rub of your choice; or with garlic and herb seasoning.
  2. Leave at room temperature for at least two to three hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 150ºC/130ºC fan/ Gas mark 2.
  4. Place pork onto a roasting trivet over 200 ml water. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Oven-roast for 4 hours. Remove aluminum foil, and roast a further hour.
  6. Alternatively, cook for 6 hours, or overnight in a slow-cooker
  7. Allow standing for at least 15 – 20 minutes.
  8. Use two forks to pull the meat fibers apart.
  9. Serve in rolls with any of the above condiments and additions.
  10. Alternatively, serve pork piled high on a crisp green salad, drizzled with a lemon and herb dressing.

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