Pulled Pork With Corn Pancakes and Pepper Jelly GlazePork
- 4 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
- salt (to Taste)
- pepper (to Taste)
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons dry mustard
- 2 tablespoons garlic (Minced)
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup yellow onion (Finely Diced)
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper (and Red Bell Pepper, Diced)
- 1/4 cup carrots (Finely Diced)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup jalapeño jelly
- 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- 2 1/2 teaspoons corn starch
- 1 tablespoon chicken broth
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 cups napa cabbage leaves (Thinly Sliced, or Green Cabbage)
- 1/2 cup red cabbage (Thinly Sliced)
- 1/2 cup red onion (1-inch Julienne Cut)
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper (1-inch Julienne Cut)
- 1/2 cup carrots (Finely Shredded)
- 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup green onions (Thinly Sliced)
- 2 tablespoons butter (Melted)
- 1 teaspoon jalapeno chilies (Finely Chopped)
- 1 cup corn (Cooked)
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup clarified butter (or Canola Oil)
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season pork with salt and black pepper. Place the pork in a deep roasting pan or Dutch oven. Set aside.
- 2In a small mixing bowl, add the vinegar, brown sugar, mustard powder, garlic, and Tabasco. Whisk until well blended. Pour the vinegar mixture over the top of the pork. Tightly cover the pan and bake for 4 hours. Remove cover and bake the pork uncovered for 1 more hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Remove the pork from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes. Using two forks shred or “pull” the pork. Stir the pulled pork until it is well blended with the cooking liquid.
- 3Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until the onions begin to brown. Add the broth, pepper jelly, vinegar, salt, and cumin. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the dissolved cornstarch and whisk until well blended. Gently cook and stir for 2 minutes.
- 4In a large mixing bowl, add the vinegar, honey, salt, and. Mix until well blended. Slowly add the olive oil and sesame oil, whisking constantly, until well blended. Just before serving, add the cabbages, red onion, bell pepper, and carrot. Mix until well blended. Refrigerate for up to 1 hour before serving.
- 5In a small mixing bowl, stir together the corn flour, white flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- 6In a separate medium mixing bowl, add the egg and whisk until frothy. Add the 3/4 cup milk, green onions, melted butter, and jalapeño pepper. Whisk until fully blended. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the egg/milk mixture and stir until fully blended.
- 7Place the cooked corn kernels in a food processor and “pulse” the machine until the corn is coarsely ground, but not puréed. Add the ground corn to the pancake batter, mix well, and refrigerate the batter until ready to serve.
- 8To cook pancakes, preheat griddle (or non-stick skillet). If necessary, stir in the 3 to 4 tablespoons milk to make batter spreadable. Drizzle a bit of clarified butter onto the griddle or large skillet.
- 9For each pancake, place a scant 1/4 cup of batter onto the buttered griddle. Spread to about 3 inches. Cook the pancakes over medium-high heat for 1 1/2 minutes on the first side and about 45 seconds on the second side or until nicely golden on both sides.
- 10On each serving plate, place one Corn Pancake and 1/2 cup of Pulled Pork. Top with about 3 tablespoons of Napa Cabbage Slaw. Drizzle each serving with 3-4 tablespoons of the Pepper Jelly Glaze. Serve immediately.