Pulled pork with mango BBQ sauce

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time180 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the rub

2 tbsps dark brown sugar
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsps salt

For the BBQ sauce

3 tbsps vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 onion, finely minced
2 tbsps minced ginger
1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced (seeds discarded if you don't like it spicy)
450g mango puree
115ml fresh lime juice
3 tbsps apple cider vinegar
2 tbsps treacle
3 tbsps Worcestershire sauce

For the assembly

Brioche buns, split
Bread and butter pickles
1) Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl and massage the rub into the pork shoulder until well coated. Set aside while you make BBQ sauce. You could do this a day ahead and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

2) To make the BBQ sauce, in a large saucepan, warm the oil, over low heat, until hot and shimmering. Add the cumin and fennel; they should splutter upon contact - be careful! Once the spluttering subsides, add the onions, ginger, serrano and a little salt, to taste. Saute until they soften but don't let them get any colour. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients. Simmer about 5 minutes. Taste and season.

3) For the pulled pork, add the pork shoulder to the saucepan, coating it with the sauce. Cover and gently simmer until the pork falls apart easily, stirring and turning often, about 3 hours.

4) Remove the pork from the saucepan and shred it using two forks. Return it to the sauce and stir to coat with the sauce.

5) To assemble, put a generous spoonful of the pork inside a brioche bun, top with a few slices of pickle and serve.

Cook's Note: prepare to have your loved one swoon over you!

Pulled Pork & Mango BBQ Sauce

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