November 22, 2009

Pull Pork Roast

We used to go to movie theater every week or two. After Ethan came along, we now watch a movie at home every week or two. And only good ones, means I can no longer watch any B-list chick flicks whenever I want!

Yet, "good ones" do not mean they have to be good. My husband MADE ME watch "Star Trek" last night which I found extremely boring and hard to understand though the creepy look on Spock was fun to watch. Sorry to all Star Trek fans.

What I meant was "My Sister's Keeper". The synopsis itself can tell you how tear-jerking the movie was. And I'm a sucker for that kind of movies. I'm not saying this movie isn't a cheap excuse to make you cry, but as far as cheap excuses go, this one is richly made. The story was so powerful, poignant and believable in the sense that at the end there's no right or wrong just like what happens in your life. Acting was a key factor too. Cameron Diaz has successfully discarded her comedy label, and I have found a new respect for her talent.

(serves 4 - 6)
For Dry Rub:
3 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp dry mustard
3 tbsp coarse salt
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 5-lb pork should

For BBQ Sauce:
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Mix dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Rub the spice all over the pork and marinate overnight, covered, in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 300F.

Put the pork in a roasting pan and bake for about 5 hours, until the meat is fork-tender.

To make the BBQ sauce. Combine all BBQ sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat. Simmer and stir gently for 10 mins until the sugar dissolves.

Remove the pork roast from the oven and transfer to a large platter. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 mins. Take 2 forks and pull the meat into thin shreds. Discard fat.

Pour 1/2 of the sauce on the shredded pork and mix well to coat.

To serve, spoon the pulled pork mixture onto the bottom 1/2 of the hamburger bun, and top with salad or coleslaw. Serve with more sauce if needed.


Miranda said...

I read the Sisters Keeper. It is an absolutely AMAZING book. How was the movie?
The pork is fantastic too! I just posted pulled pork too. Great mines think a like...

alison said...

delicious this pull pork!

Anncoo said...

This really makes me drooling...anymore to share?

MaryMoh said...

I love all the ingredients. This pork has to be very delicious. I can imagine every bite into the sandwich. Thanks for sharing.

My Little Space said...

The pull pork roast in that bread looks amazingly delicious! I'm very much looking forward to that movie too 'the sisters keeper'! Btw, I'm too not any of those star trek fan. Not my kind of movie. But I'm going to watch '2012' tomorrow. Really excited! You have a good time. Cheers.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Not seen this movie. Must make a mental note to do so.
Loving the pork! Been reading a lot of posts on pulled pork. Must attempt to make one soon.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Sounds like you and I have different movie tastes! I'm not much for chick flicks - and I LOVED the Star Trek movie. Oh well, at least we can agree on food! This sandwich looks heavenly.

Laura said...

That sandwich looks delicious, my son Brandon would love it. As for the movies... my taste changed in the last...well... 14 years. I have 3 boys! So Star Trek is one of my favorites and can't wait for Avatar next month. That might be because I love reading fantasy books as well:D

Tina said...

Love the pulled pork!

Now the book and movie differ greatly, greatly, in the ending. I wonder why Hollywood does that? Totally changed it...but I am a Jodi Picoult fan to be sure.

Lyndsey said...

I could of used this recipes a week ago. I pulled out my crock pot for the first time, and had a large pork roast to make pulled pork with. All the crock pot recipies I found said to use your favorite jar of sauce. No I wanted to make my own, so I improvised. Yours sounds perfect!

Our book club didn't read My Sister's Keeper. We did read The Secret Life of Bees, and I got to see the movie. Otherwise we don't go out for movies much anymore!

pigpigscorner said...

The pulled pork looks so good! I actually enjoyed the star trek and I wanted to watch my sister's keeper!

CheapAppetite said...

I don't get star trek either. I also don't like tear jerkers. I like action movies and thrillers most. Pull pork sandwich is great with all kind of movies:)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you make time to enjoy a movie together at home on a regular basis.

The pulled pork looks & sounds amazing!