This pulled pork roll recipe is a deadset winner in our house. Pork neck is labelled as pork scotch fillet in the supermarket. It is a cheap cut but beautiful when slow cooked. You can make this in your slow cooker or use your oven. If using the slow cooker you can cook it for longer – even overnight if you’d like but you might want to double or triple the recipe. If cooking in the oven use a dish with a tight-fitting lid like a cast iron pot.
PULLED PORK ROLLS
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 3+ hours
- 400g / 1 lb of pork neck
- 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated
- 1 pinch of dried chilli flakes (or more if you like a bit of heat)
- ½ tsp paprika ground
- 1 tsp salt (iodised)
- 125 ml / ½ cup of olive oil
- 4 bread rolls of your choice (ciabatta, wholemeal or brioche rolls work really well)
- ¼ savoy cabbage, shredded
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ bunch of fresh coriander, picked and washed
- 4 slices of jalapeno chillies, finely chopped
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Preheat the oven to 140˚C / 260˚F / Gas Mark 1.
- Cut the pork into 2cm high slices if bought as a single piece, and place in a single layer into an ovenproof dish with a lid.
- Make a paste by mixing the fennel, garlic, dried chilli, paprika and salt in a bowl. You can also use a mortar and pestle to mix the paste.
- Spoon paste over pork and toss to coat.
- Add olive oil to the dish to cover the meat. Add extra olive oil if required.
- Place a piece of baking paper over the meat, then cover with a lid or aluminium foil. Cook for 3 or more hours. It is ready when the meat falls apart easily.
- About 20 minutes before the pork is ready, make the coleslaw by placing shredded cabbage into a colander and sprinkle with salt. Allow to stand for 15 minutes. Rinse and drain cabbage, squeezing out excess liquid.
- Place cabbage in a bowl with remaining ingredients and check seasoning.
- Remove pork from the oven. Place pork pieces on a chopping board and shred pork using two forks. Discard the oil.
- Cut bread rolls in half horizontally, then add some coleslaw and top with pork.
- Serve to dad and make his day.