Why has 'pulled Pork' appeared everywhere?

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  • Why has 'pulled Pork' appeared everywhere?
  • grum
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    Doing decent BBQ food is starting to get more popular in the UK – what’s wrong with that? Pulled pork is lovely when done well.

    BTW you’ve been able to buy pulled pork Burritos in the sprawling and sophisticated urban metropolis that is Lancaster for at least two years.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Hora go to Gringo’s in town,opposite tesco’s, in the arche’s and order a pulled pork burger or a big boy platter, its hearty mexican grub and beer nothing posh about it,and enjoy they’ve been doing it long before it was fashionable.

    Has he moved to Huddersfield now? My kids keep raving about the fusion food hall opposite the university. Apparently they do a pulled pork and chips platter with gravy and cheesy chips, and you get a discount if you’ve got a beard. Personally that sounds a good reason to stay away………..

    JCL
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    I don’t eat pigs. They’re smarter than dogs.

    I like it. Just more variety isn’t it.

    Bunnyhop
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    Not offended by pulled pork, just never heard of it.

    As a child we ate brains, hearts, liver, kidney (still do) and all sorts of offal, will this make a come back in some other guise?

    Hora – you are on top form atm.

    dannyh
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    mikemorini

    Can we have your curry recipe dannyh. Sound good.

    I’ll get the book out tonight at home. The end product tastes very similar to what I have eaten in a restaurant presented as a ‘Jaipuri’. I tend to add some fresh chillies at the stir frying stage and up the dry spice quantities by an extra quarter or third for a bit more flavour. It also ends up more like ‘home-cooked’ Indian food in that it still has a yogurty texture and taste, but is not over-thickened like restaurant yoghurt-based curries can be.

    Watch this space!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    go to Gringo’s in town

    Or, don’t. Went once, gave me a pretty severe dose of the trotts.

    Oddly, I havent been back.

    On pulled pork in general, like any food, if it is cooked properly, its delicious, if it isn’t, it isn’t.

    hora
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    Gringos c8yrs? ago was very good.

    Went a year ago and they couldn’t even do Nacho’s etc right.

    donks
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    Its because Britain has undergone a food revolution in the last few years. We have all started to cook now thanks to the explosion of cookery programs on the telly and every chef bringing out a book or 5.

    We are no longer a nation of food bores eating spam fritters or a cremated sunday roast. Pulled pork is just another example of making quite a bland meat very interesting…i mean who here has plain pork chops these days served if your lucky with a bit of apple sauce? Almost everything I eat now is spiced up in some way.

    As much as I hate to endorse the likes of Mr Oliver ect I have recently found my self cooking meals from his books and im really liking them…I mean all of the recipes we’ve done recently have been fantastic, cheap and very easy so I guess pulled pork and pork belly etc are going down a lot better than the old slab of grey meat with a big lump of rubbery fat on the side as we were all used to…..just my opinion though.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    A restaurant in a shopping centre with STREET FOOD written across the front

    Street food is certain dishes that are generally sold from street stalls in various parts of the world. So the term refers to those particular dishes not the fact it’s on a street.

    As much as I hate to endorse the likes of Mr Oliver

    I’ll endorse him. He’s a chef, and his food’s brilliant and simple. Can’t ask for much more than that 🙂

    donks
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    I’ll endorse him. He’s a chef, and his food’s brilliant and simple. Can’t ask for much more than that

    Its made a huge difference to our eating over the last year following recipes from him and others….its almost worth a thread in its self.

    The fat-tongued-mockney

    is it just me or has he put on a serious amount of weight and look really rough? Accidently caught a bit of some programme he does with a mate on a pier and god he looks rough, bloated and pasty. Only other times Ive seen that is with crack/heroin users who turn to alcohol (and no I’m not suggesting either is the case for the fat tongued one, but he is not currently a good advert for his food).

    Along the lines of Hora’s “franz ferdinand” comment have you noticed every bloke in a TV ad has to have a beard and beanie? Every time I see that Bose advert with the ****t with both tapping the wheel, gosh he’s such an indie free spirit, I wish I was driving a HGV in the opposite direction.

    jamiea
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    The next home-cooking fad will be anything cooked sous vide. Pork belly cooked in a water bath, and the resultant jus, takes it to another level completely. The duck breasts I did for valentines where very good too, the pheasant on Saturday was not as good (cooked a degree or two too high), but still much better than drying it out in a pan.

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    Bunnyhop
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    OUt of interest, I visited the local butcher at lunchtime and inquired about this cheap meat. He said the shoulder joint is currently selling at about £16 each and feeds about 10 odd people. Although He did give me a free recipe booklet for said pulled pork.

    kjcc25
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    Lots of roadside BBQ joints in Texas. Meat is cooked in BBQ for 12 hours or more. We went to one recommended by some locals. Served on paper plates, pulled pork, two slices of white bread, cup of beans, cup of coleslaw, cup of BBQ sauce, washed down with bottle of Corr’s Light. One of the best meals we had in Texas, delicious.

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    Its because Britain has undergone a food revolution in the last few years.

    We’ve had an interesting evolution, I think, rather than a revolution, if we think about the long term multicultural influence our empire had on our cooking. We shouldn’t deny the influence of Mrs Beeton, through Fanny Craddock on the TV, paying particular attention to Elizabeth David, and on to Delia.

    We are no longer a nation of food bores

    Up to a point, I agree. (I mean, which other nation chooses “plain” – “What flavour ice cream?” “Plain, please” FFS…!). But I still think the prevailing trend is for bland food – on any trip to Tesco, I have a look in people’s trolleys to see the balance between fresh and packets. Packets always win….

    As much as I hate to endorse the likes of Mr Oliver

    As much as it’s fashionable to knock him (that charming british way we have with success – he’s the world’s richest chef), people in their 30s and 40s are, as much as they hate to admit it, heavily influenced by him. Our fashion for cooking interesting, but accessible food, and the ongoing trends around casual dining. He did that. It’s nothing new elsewhere, but it was for us. Fair play to him.

    ericemel
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    Don’t know why it took so long! Being an American in the UK I have missed all the dude food from back home.

    Smoked meat and proper burgers – about time!

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    I blame man v food and the like.

    Hardcore meat porn.

    andymc06
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    Do NOT google that! 😯

    dannyh
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    Right. For mikemolini, the curry recipe.

    1lb braising / stewing steak.
    1 teaspoon salt.
    Half pint natural yoghurt.

    Put meat between two pieces of grease proof paper and whack until thin with a rolling pin. Rub the salt into the beef. Cut into inch squares. Put in a bowl and pour over the yoghurt. Cover with cling film and leave at least overnight in the fridge. To marinade.

    Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan. Stir fry one large sliced onion three sliced garlic cloves and a couple of de seeded and chopped green chillis. Do the stir frying gently until soft.

    Mix the following dry spices together.

    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    2 and a half teaspoons ground coriander
    2 teaspoons chilli powder
    1 and a half teaspoons ground cumin
    2 and a half teaspoons turmeric
    1 and a half teaspoons of garam masala

    I have sometimes replaced the garam masala with vindaloo powder if feeling the need for more kick.

    Add this mix to the pan with the onion, garlic and chilli and fry for three minutes, making sure to stir constantly.

    Add the beef and yoghurt to the pan and stir well. Cover with a tight fitting old and simmer for one and a half hours or until meat is tender.

    Nom.

    P.S. Don’t worry about it seeming dry and sticky when you’ve just put the yoghurt and beef in the pan. The yoghurt will separate a bit and the beef fat will come out of the meat. It all adds to the richness.

    Serve with rice and chappattis.

    You are most welcome!

    MrNice
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    it may not make me more manly but the pulled pork sandwich I had at lunch today was bloody lovely

    Where it has come from – America
    Didwe used to have it – pretty much – not far away from the texture of a fairground hog roast.
    Why is it trendy – Why is anything trendy? Gullible people let smart people think it’s the best way to eat pork.

    I’s it as good as a hog roast sandwich with stuffing and gravy? Probably not.

    But it’s nice to have a choice.

    mikemorini
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    Thanks DannyH.
    Saturdays dinner sorted.

    mogrim
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    Thanks DannyH.
    Saturdays dinner sorted.

    +1 nom nom nom

    Rscott
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    go to Gringo’s in town
    Or, don’t. Went once, gave me a pretty severe dose of the trotts.

    Oddly, I havent been back.

    On pulled pork in general, like any food, if it is cooked properly, its delicious, if it isn’t, it isn’t.

    Sounds like the true mexican experiance then.

    dannyh
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    Thanks DannyH.
    Saturdays dinner sorted.

    The pleasure is all mine! 🙂

    Note that the dry spice quantities I gave you were already my ‘revved up’ amounts – so I wouldn’t exceed them first time out – I once ruined this dish by over-spicing it!!!

    That’s all for cookery corner this week, folks…………..

    logical
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    I think it was because of

    ericemel
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    I just hope someone introduces the Italian Beef sandwich (the Chicago kind) soon – getting bored of all this pulled pork!

    Mmmm Italian beef

    ericemel
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    Katz is epic!

    Had pastarami last time….just HUGE

    MrNutt
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    real men prefer Rillettes.

    globalti
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    Isn’t chicken shawarma roughly the same as pulled pork? Bloomin’ delicious anyway.

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