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Pulled Pork

I posted this on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and received rather a lot of comments there asking me about this deliciousness. It’s pulled pork with coriander rice. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever cooked and it’s SO EASY I insist you give it a go.

Inspired by Pie In Soup’s recipe which I tried a couple of times, I winged it and made my own. (Jen’s recipe is awesome, don’t get me wrong.)

Take a large pork shoulder, around 2kg and cut off the layer of fat (you can freeze this for later if you want and make crackling. Mmm, crackling).

Slice a couple of onions and some mushrooms and spread over the bottom of a casserole dish you have a lid for. Add some peppers too, if that’s your bag. Like chillies? Go on, wang some in.

Plonk in the de-fatted pork. Stab it a few times with a sharp knife.

Grab a jug or bowl and make your marinade. Mine consisted of some garlic barbecue sauce I had in the cupboard, tomato ketchup, a little brown sugar, some HP with Guinness sauce, salt, pepper and a generous handful of chopped up coriander, stalks and all.

Pour your marinade over the pork. Stick the lid on your dish.

Put it in the oven on a low heat, around 150C for around 5 hours. You can turn it over from time to time if you like, and baste it, too.

You’ll know it’s ready when you rake a fork over it and it all comes away, shredded duck stylee.

I served with white rice which I’d mixed through with more chopped coriander. The onions and mushrooms make it a super-juicy and tasty kind of casserole. It’d be awesome with baked potatos, in a burrito, on it’s own. You’ll have tons of it with 2kg, so plenty for the freezer, or for having friends over or just to eat for like 4 days straight.

A perfect Sunday dish – stick it in the oven in the morning and come teatime, it’ll be ready. Minimum faffage, maximum awesomeness. Enjoy!



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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