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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Pulled Pork with Roasted Tomato Salad : Low Carb

Pulled pork is a method of cooking pork where what would otherwise be a tough cut of meat is cooked slowly at low temperatures, allowing the meat to become tender enough so that it can be "pulled", or easily broken into individual pieces. Pulled pork is found around the world in a variety of forms.
Pulled pork, usually shoulder cut (sometimes referred to as mixed cuts), is commonly slow-cooked by a smoking method, though a non-barbecue method might also be employed using a slow cooker or a domestic oven. In rural areas across the United States, either a pig roast/whole hog, mixed cuts of the pig/hog, or the shoulder cut (Boston Butt) alone are commonly used, and the pork is served with or without a vinegar-based sauce. Before cooking, it is common to soak the meat in brine; it provides the extra moisture needed for a long, slow cooking process.

This recipe suggestion is from Anne Aobadia at Diet Doctor site, she says ... savoury pulled pork is always tender. Roasted tomatoes are always full of flavour. Avocado hummus is always creamy. Put all three on a plate, and you have satisfaction guaranteed ...

For six people here is what you will need:
Pulled pork
1 tablespoon cocoa nibs or cocoa powder
½ tablespoon ground black pepper
½ tablespoon ground ginger
½ tablespoon paprika powder
½ teaspoon anise seeds or fennel seeds
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs / 900 g pork shoulder
1 tablespoon salt
Roasted tomato salad
1 1⁄3 lbs / 600 g cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 scallions (spring onions)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Avocado hummus
3 ripe avocados
½ lemon, the juice
8 tablespoons / 125 ml fresh cilantro
4 tablespoons / 60 ml olive oil
4 tablespoons / 60 ml sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1 garlic clove
½ teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper

8g carbs per serving
To see full recipe instructions use this link here

Did you know ... Cilantro is a herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavour. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavours are very different and cannot be substituted for each other. (Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to "fresh coriander" or "coriander leaves" refer to cilantro.) It can be easily confused with flat-leaf parsley in appearance, so be sure to sniff carefully. Look for a bunch with un-wilted leaves in medium green. Found fresh year round in most markets.

Information about Cilantro from here

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

I love pulled meat, and this recipe sounds great. Hugs, Valerie

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm happy pulled pork is so popular here! You can even get pulled pork poutine! (Not that I eat it...)
I was sure you'd like my nice veggies. Local farms are wonderful.

Christine said...

Looks so good!

Catarina said...

I love pulled pork! I never make it. I buy it at the local supermarket. It is delicious.
Cilandro is one of the herbs I grow in my little vegetable garden.
Love your great suggestions!
: )

only slightly confused said...

pulled pork is wonderful stuff

Carol Blackburn said...

Always a good choice (pulled pork) on a restaurant menu to help one stay on track with the diet when dining out.
I bet it would make the house smell good, too..........

Ygraine said...

This looks and sounds delicious!
I have never tried pulled pork, so this is definitely one to try.
Many thanks.:)

Have a Great Day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks delicious. I would love the tomatoes and the pork, yum!

Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Tom said...

...looks mighty good.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hmmm, no I did NOT know cilantro and coriander come from the same plant. Oddly enough, my hubby and I don't care for cilantro, but I use coriander quite frequently.

I make pulled pork every once in a while, and it's quite a production, what with the brining, making and resting in the rub, slooooooooow cooking, cool-down period and pulling. (But it's totally worth it!)

Lois said...

That looks so good! I like pulled pork.

Ela said...

That looks very tasty !! I like the colorful salads!

Sandra Cox said...

This sounds wondrous. Faux pork for me:)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Linda Kay said...

This really looks delicious. We are currently doing low, low carbs for a couple of weeks to take off the first pounds, then will be back to low carbs.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm um prato com aspecto delicioso.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Elephant's Child said...

Pulled meats are becoming incredibly popular here.
I loathe cilantro, but happily use coriander.

Lisabella Russo said...

The tomato dish and hummus dish look delicious! Thanks for the information on cilantro.

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds really good.

JFM said...

This recipe is making my mouth water...yummmm!!!

Revrunner said...

I'm always out of paprika.

carol l mckenna said...

Thanks, Jan for 'visiting and commenting ~ Great recipes you share ~ Happy Holiday Weekend ~ ^_^

(A Shutterbug Explores)

DeniseinVA said...

Not only sounds delicious but looks very pretty too. Thanks Jan :)

Gloria Baker said...

this looks delicious !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I don't eat pork but I'm guessing beef could be substituted here.. looking forward to trying it Jan..

Magic Love Crow said...

I am drooling! Thanks Jan!

Lisa said...

I like a meal you can just throw in the slow cooker and let it get on with cooking itself.
Lisa x