Pulled Pork With Mango Bbq Sauce


3 pounds 1 boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), about, excess fat removed, cut into chun
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
salt, depending on preference
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 onion, finely minced
2 tablespoons minced ginger
1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced (seeds discarded if you don’t like it spicy)
1 liter Mango Nectar
2 tablespoons molasses
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne or Aleppo pepper


Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl and massage it into the pork shoulder until well coated. Set aside while you make BBQ sauce. (You could do this a day ahead and keep refrigerated until ready to use).
BBQ sauce: In a large saucepan, warm the oil, over low heat, until hot and shimmering. Add the cumin and fennel; they should spatter upon contact – be careful! Once the spattering subsides, add the onions, ginger and Serrano and a little salt, to taste. Saute until they soften but not browned. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients. Simmer about 5 minutes. Taste and season.
Add the pork shoulder to the saucepan, coating it with the sauce. Cover, and gently simmer until the pork falls apart easily, stirring and turning often, about 3 hours.
Assembly: Remove the pork from the saucepan and shred it using 2 forks. Return it to the sauce and stir to coat with the sauce. Put a generous spoonful of the pork inside a brioche bun, top with the apple slaw and serve.




I invited my Mom for dinner over two weekends ago and decided to make Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mango BBQ Sauce. The reason I picked out this dish was because we both saw it air on Aarti Paarti and were salivating over how good the pulled pork was. I thought it would be fun to surprise her with my version.

If you love mangoes, then you will love these sandwiches so much! I also decided to make her Apple Peanut Slaw, then decided to add in carbs with some serving of roasted sweet yam fries.

During dinner we were just in love with our food. We just kept wanting more… I thought the Apple slaw and the Yams complimented perfectly with the mango flavored slow cooked pork. It definitely was the highlight of our Sunday.

Please note that I have made some changes to accommodate my access to the called out ingredients from the original recipe and my taste preferences… but overall I have stayed pretty true to the original recipe.




Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:31pm


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