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Baked pulled pork recipe

Pulled pork or pulled pork is the classic recipe that is the protagonist of any self-respecting street food.

Thanks to its particular flavour, ease of preparation and good preservation, pulled pork lends itself to different types of cooking, even if classic barbecue cooking is - and remains - the best. However, reproducing pulled pork at home is quite simple, you just need to implement some precautions and little tricks.

Pulled pork: choose the right cut

The first trick to keep in mind is the piece of pork chosen to create the best pulled pork there is!

The cut of meat must be quite fatty, shoulder or pork shoulder is perfect. The fat, in fact, makes the flavor more decisive and rounded and at the same time allows the pork to be softer and softer on the palate. Furthermore, slow and prolonged cooking will allow the meat to shred more easily. Different from reverse searing , baked pulled pork requires waiting and attention, as well as the right ingredients to accompany the dish.

Pulled pork: the marinade

Another secret to jealously guard is the choice of spices for the marinade. In fact, pulled pork owes part of its popularity to the fantastic "crust" which mixes perfectly with the tenderness of the cut of meat. To the taste, the meat is perfect, tasty and with the right balance.

How to replicate the fantastic crust by cooking pulled pork in the oven? Easy! Just use the dedicated RUB which offer particularly delicious aromas and increase flavour.

Pulled pork: patience and attention

The last essential trick to perfectly cook pulled pork in the oven is to use the right equipment and apply the chef's malice. The tool that cannot be missing is the roast thermometer, which will allow you to understand if the meat is cooked evenly or if the center needs more time.

You also need to have a refrigerated container. This technique is inspired by famous chefs who, after having cooked the cut of meat to perfection, choose to interrupt the cooking phase by immersing the cut of meat in a cooled container. By doing so, you avoid serving the overly cooked pulled pork and be able to proceed with the other preparation phases of the dish. Patience, however, is the fundamental element for bringing oven-cooked pulled pork to the table in a sublime version: 12 hours of rest, around 8 hours of cooking are the numbers that characterize the recipe.

Baked pulled pork: the recipe

Good, maybe very good!

Despite the habit of eating pulled pork at a street stall, you can replicate the recipe by replacing the walk with a laid table and the barbecue with the oven. Here's how to prepare alternative pulled pork.

Ingredients for the marinade

As with classic barbecue cooking, oven-cooked pulled pork also needs to be accompanied by sauce.

Ingredients for the sauce


The preparation of baked pulled pork begins with marinating the pork. In a large, airtight container, immerse the cut of meat, the water, 2 tablespoons of RUB and a handful of fine salt. Leave in the refrigerator to rest for at least 12 hours.

Preheat the oven to 140°C and at the end of the marinade, place the meat in a baking dish covered with aluminum foil, sprinkle the surface with mustard and a spoonful of Pork RUB - 18.

Bake for at least 4 hours, using a meat thermometer to check the cooking of the central part of the pork shoulder.

At the end of cooking, immerse the meat still wrapped in foil in a cooled container in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Save the sauce created in the baking dish to add it when plating.

Transfer the pulled pork to a serving plate, shred with the help of a fork, decorate with thinly sliced ​​green cabbage and bring to the table.

Did you know that...?

The baked pulled pork can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days, or it can be frozen using a glass container with an airtight lid. RUB is the perfect substitute for grandma's spice mix, thanks to the balance between the various flavors you can dare without risking too much.

Carne Genuina offers a ready-to-use solution, thanks to the Box Pulled Pork you can have the perfect cut of meat to pair with your favorite RUB. The additional idea is the combination of pulled pork and farm beer: Red , the bright colors of the table will be able to add joy to the inviting aroma and delicious flavour!