Too much pulled pork - HELP!!!
- Monch Jul 6, 2008 06:47 PM
I overcooked for a neighborhood barbecue. Did four 7-pound Boston butt roasts and we didn't even go through one.
Two of the four have been pulled/chopped and the other two are whole and in the fridge waiting for inspiration.
Got any good recipes? Otherwise I'm going to start vacuum sealing one-pound packages.
Thanks in advance,
I wish I had this problem right about now!
Depending on the flavor of your sauce, and provided that the meat is soft, pulled pork can make a nice filling for dumplings (again, depending on flavor you could add some fresh scallion and/or ginger).
Or you could "doctor" the flavor more toward Mexican and make tacos, adding some hot peppers and/or cabbage salad to the taco (I would stay away from cheese, avocado or tomato, considering what you are starting with).
Sliced pork in a wrap with cole slaw also sounds good to me.
Finally, how about chopped pork over egg noodles?
It's a little bit harder to make suggestions without knowing how tender/saucy the pulled pork is, and how you've seasoned it.
This was a straightforward rubbed roast recipe that I hickory-smoked for about 24 hours. It all fell off the bone beautifully (if I do say so myself...shameless self-congratulations...apologies where needed)
I have NOT sauced the meat, though I do have, on hand, a homemade BBQ sauce and had whipped up a vinegar/brown sugar/ hot sauce recipe that went over poorly....I think it's brilliant and it was the basis for the cole slaw I provided.
Thanks go out to Steve Raichlen for the inspiration.
Since you haven't sauced the meat, I immediately thought of stuffed bell peppers; chop the meat a little, add some rice, celery, onions and bake.
Also, stuffed cabbage. Perhaps you could use your vinegar/bs/hot sauce to cover the cabbage before baking instead of a straight tomato sauce --- your sauce sounds good to me! (Oh goodness, what a wonderful problem to have:~)
Not sure this will help get rid of that much, but I LOVE eggrolls with BBQ filling. Pulled BBQ pork, maybe a little cheese, wrapped and fried in a wrapper - so good! Dipped in a little spicy ranch I'm hungry just thinking about it.
My other thoughts -quesadillas, top a bbq-ranch salad, some carnita tacos, make an asian bourbon sauce and serve with some rice or noodles, slice into a lo mein, or toss into a stir fry. Unless you have like 30 people in your immediate family I would keep those freezer bags handy, but I think you can definitely get some meals out of it now.
I don't know if you added a rub or other seasoning to it, but I had this problem a couple of yrs ago. I remember making pork enchiladas w/ my leftovers. Just fill corn tortillas w/ pork and sauteed onions & some salsa verde. Place seam side down in a baking dish and top w/ more sasa verde & cheese(Monterey Jack, Queso Fresco, etc). Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 mins. or until heated through & cheese is melted.
You could also make a bolognese sauce w/ the pork. Add some cannellini beans for a little added something.
I have the eggroll shot in my bag.
The Mexican is something I would not have considered.
And the bolegnese is a FANTASTIC idea! Thanks.
There will definitely be many vacuum bags in the freezer, but these ideas inspire me.
Thank you CHers! I KNEW I could count on you!
(Oh, and keep the ideas coming.....this is a LOT of pork)
Make tostadas or tacos.... I love mango salsa with mine:
tomatoes (green, red, or tomatillos)
thew, right on, right on!
i love the bourbon sauced idea over noodles. egg rolls stuffed with bbq. pulled pork on a whopping green salad with really fresh cukes, jalapenos and green onions, with a homemade buttermilk ranch dressing on the side. taquitos. carnitas. (gosh, i love carnitas, esp. crrrispy!).
try thai spicing, like on the steak salad: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/fl...
from europe, add some german, austrian or hungarian ideas (i'm thinking sour cream, onions, with egg noodles or spaetzle) http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1628,...
if you sliced some, you could do rollups with a stuffing and a pickle, like rouladen.
back to asia: one of my favorites: pork badun http://www.bigoven.com/38731-Sri-Lank...
white chili with chunks of smoked pork butt? nearly heaven. http://southernfood.about.com/od/croc...
i am utterly envious of your situation, btw. sure you don't need to send any via cold pack to arlington, va?