Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pork Shoulder.
As luck would have it – I have the best pork dish for your New Year!
But really, all bad puns aside, this may be my best pork dish ever. Ever ever. And that is coming from a serious pork lover. You know it.
But first, just how superstitious are you?
Do you do any weird superstitious things like wear the same socks when your favorite sports team plays or eat black eyed peas to ring in the new year or throw salt over your shoulder? And if you do that last one, how on earth do you get it all cleaned up because just the thought seriously stresses me out.
I’m not very superstitious with my behavior because just the thought of being superstitious makes me feel too superstitious. Does that make any sense at all, besides absolutely none? Didn’t think so.
However! My family has ALWAYS eaten pulled pork on New Years Day and I didn’t even know it was a thing. I mean I know it was our thing, but I didn’t know it was, like, a thing THING. Like a good luck thing. Apparently it is and I thought it was just because we all really love pulled pork. But no no. It started for luck. Continued for love.
Eddie and I loved this meal so, so much that we ended up eating it for days. We also ended up making it again – in fact, three more times(!!!) since this past October when I was first testing it. So freaking delicious. The pork is obviously a touch spicy and when paired with the fresh, crisp cucumbers that are sitting in a drizzle of toasted sesame oil – ah! It’s the best combination of flavor and mouth feel. Apparently that’s a thing.
And I just can’t get over how wonderful it is in sandwiches, or over rice, or in tacos… basically every which way possible. Or with eggs! Or with pasta. Any way you like. If you like sweet heat, this has your name allllll over it.
Sweet and Spicy Pork Shoulder with Sesame Cucumbers
- 1 (3 to 4 pound) pork shoulder
- salt and pepper to season
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chili garlic paste
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- toasted sesame oil, for drizzling
- 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced (I like to use the mandolin for this)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
- salt and pepper for sprinkling
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Season the pork shoulder with the salt and pepper, then place it in the skillet. Sear on all sides until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Turn off the heat.
- In the bottom of your slow cooker, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, chili garlic paste and hoisin sauce. Add the pork shoulder and cover. Cook for 8 to 10 hours on low. Once finished, the pork should fall apart with a fork. Shred it well (removing any bones/fat/etc) and toss in the chili garlic mixture.
- Serve with jasmine rice and the sesame cucumbers. Drizzle on toasted sesame oil and serve with more chili garlic paste.
- Place the cucumber slices in a bowl. Whisk together the vinegar, sesame oil and chili garlic paste. Pour over the cucumbers and toss well to coat. Season with the salt and pepper, then sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
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This is a keeper (as all your recipes are!!) it is SOOOOO delicious! First made this on NYE and my husband has requested it at least once a month since. I love how simple yet flavorful this is and it makes perfect weeknight meal. The leftovers are just as good. Several times we have turned the leftovers into a frittata which makes a great weekend brunch!
Where do get chili garlic paste? All I can find is sauce. I imagine it makes a big difference in flavor. I can only find homemade recipes on the internet. Thank you.
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What can I use in place of the brown sugar ? Agave? Honey ? Maple Syrup ?