This has got to be the easiest pulled pork recipe ever. Honestly, it’s no fuss, no muss, it’s almost not even a recipe at all. I wasn’t really a big fan of pulled pork until I tasted this one. It’s pillowy soft and melts in your mouth like delicious pork cotton candy. Most of the pulled porks I’ve tried are drenched in sauce, which, while good, kind of masks the flavour of the pork. This pulled pork recipe uses only sugar and salt, so the end result is a touch salty, a tiny bit sweet and oh-so-porky.
This recipe is inspired from one of my favourite cookbooks, Momofuku. I dialed down the salt as I find the original recipe way too salty. You can use this pulled pork for anything. In the cookbook, they put in their ramen and kimchi stew. I’ve had in tacos, fried with rice or just on it’s own. It’s so delicious it goes with everything! Throw a hunk of meat in the oven, sit back and enjoy as your house fills up with the beautiful scent of roasting meat.
I am pork, I am pulled: I AM PULLED PORK!
Pulled Pork Recipe inspired by Momofuku
- 3 pound boneless pork shoulder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Mix together the salt and sugar and rub all over the meat. Place in a bowl, cover and put in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but no more than 24.
Heat the oven to 250°F. Discard any liquid that has accumulated in your bowl pat the pork dry with paper towels. Put the shoulder in a roasting pan and put it in the oven and cook for 6 hours, basting with the rendered fat and pan juices every hour. Remove from the oven, cover and rest for 30 minutes.
Use two forks and pull apart the meat. Enjoy!