Monday, 13 April 2015

Thyme and Sea Salt Pulled Pork Shoulder

This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click through and decide to make a purchase, the price you pay stays the same but I might receive a small commission which helps me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support. 


Some people, they say to me: 'I don't know how you do your diet - there's just so much cooking. I couldn't do it.'

And I say: 'Well, it's a good job I have little recipes like THIS up my sleeve.'



Pulled Pork. 

With fresh thyme and flaky sea salt.

Done in the slow cooker.

Three ingredients. 

Took 30 seconds of actual work.




Yep, you can chuck this lot in the slow cooker at lunchtime and it'll be ready for dinnertime (in our house that's about 6pm). You won't have to think about it, stir, check on it, NOTHING. The only thought you'll give it will be as it cooks and its aroma wafts beautifully around your home. 

This would be lovely with some old-fashioned, traditional gravy and apple sauce or you could dish it up as part of a salad or what we call 'Burrito Night' (even though there are no beans or, um... burritos). Tuck in!

Thyme and Sea Salt Pulled Pork Shoulder
from my ebook SPICE
Serves 6
Ingredients
1.4kg bone-in pork shoulder joint
4-5 fresh thyme sprigs
good pinch of sea salt

Method
Get ready, because this is going to be short. 

Plug in your slow cooker and set it to 'high'. Dump the pork shoulder into the crockpot. Sprinkle with salt and give the thyme sprigs a rinse under the tap. Shake them off and strew over and around the pork. Replace the lid. 

Leave to cook for 5-6 hours, or until the pork is fall-apart tender. Lift out of the crockpot (watch out as there will now be meat juices in the pot) and onto a large serving plate. Shred with two forks and then pour over a little of the cooking juices over the top add moisture and flavour. Serve straight away. 

A GREAT way to eat this pork is as little Arepas-style wraps. Pile the pulled pork onto the Plantain Wrap recipe in The Healing Kitchen book, along with rocket leaves, avocado slices and chopped red onion. You can drizzle over some garlic sauce (also in the book) to finish it off, for AIP Arepas! Finish with a good squeeze of lime. 



Like this recipe? Find this and over 90 more AIP compliant, paleo recipes in my ebook SPICE. Play with herbs and spices and add flavour to your food! Check it out here