Tasty pulled pork

Tasty pulled pork


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About this recipe: This tasty pulled pork recipe from Hawsmoor chef Richard Turner is perfect for sandwiches and burgers! Enjoy with a glass of Casillero del Diablo Merlot - the plum and herbaceous flavours of the wine make this meat feat even more enjoyable!

Serves: 12 

  • 1 untrimmed boneless pork shoulder
  • For the rub
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 50g fennel seeds, toasted
  • 50g freshly ground black pepper
  • For the mop
  • 250ml cider vinegar
  • 125ml water
  • 20ml Worcestershire sauce

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Extra time:2hr marinating  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

  1. Soak 500g hickory wood smoke chips in cold water.
  2. Place pork, fat side up, on work surface. Place on large baking tray. Combine the ingredients for the rub and mix well. Reserve 50g of the rub for the mop and set aside. Sprinkle half of the remaining rub all over pork; press into pork.
  3. Cover with plastic and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile light your smoker and allow to burn down as per manufacturers instructions, add half your hickory chips.
  5. Place the rubbed pork shoulder on a rack in the smoker and cook at 100 C for six hours or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 89 degrees C.
  6. Prepare the mop by combining the ingredients and mixing well. Every hour or so brush your shoulder with the vinegar mop liberally, you’ll need to top up the smoker fuel from time to time and add more hickory chips.
  7. Remove the pork from the smoker and shred into bite size pieces, pour the juices over the top and sprinkle with extra rub to taste, mix thoroughly. Serve warm with barbecue sauce on the side.


Richard Turner says: “This dish is made with the upper shoulder – this value cut has US origins, but is now gaining in popularity here. Full of deep flavour, this roasts up a treat and works perfectly “pulled” for sandwiches and burgers.”


You will need about 3kg natural lump charcoal for this recipe.

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