Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Sandwich
I know ... this looks delicious. But something went wrong.

This sandwich was crafted from leftovers, mainly a 5-pound pork shoulder that was oven-roasted in an attempt at Hawaiian Kalua pig. The pork was tender and delicious, and easy to shred. But somehow, after a couple of days in the fridge, the meat's flavor was neutralized. It was tossed in a frying pan with a generous slathering of hickory-hoison barbecue sauce, another homemade goodie that also had been in the fridge too long. The spicy sweetness of the sauce had become uncomfortably numb. Topped simply with pickle slices on a sesame seed kaiser roll, this sandwich was solid and satisfying. But a pulled pork sandwich should pack a flavorful punch. Next time, no fridge days, just freshly prepared ingredients.

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