MORE PULLED PORK this time with CORN, AVOCADO and HOT- PICKLED CAULIFLOWER with MANZANILLA PITTED OLIVES SALAD
This is my perfect recipe to feed 8 guests at home. Is very fulfilling, easy to cook, looks amazing, very healthy and totally affordable. Plus, cooking pulled pork comes with hidden rewards:
This is a huge meal for 8 people and still the total cost per serving is so affordable.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 7-8 hours (it cooks longer at low temperature)
Approximate Cost of the total meal: $31.19 (at $3.90 per serving)
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the pulled pork ($16.50 or $2.06 per serving)
1- 7lb. Bone-in Pork Shoulder Butt Roast (at $1.78 lb. $12.57)
1/2 to 3/4 cups of Angie's Basting Oil (see my link for the recipe below) ($2.00)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Angie's Dry Seasoning (see the link below) ($1.75)
1 tsp. garlic powder (.18)
Directions to cook the pulled pork:
Remove as much fat as you can from the pork.
Place the clean pork in a foil pan or the pan of your choice.
Add the basting oil and the dried seasoning and rub well throughout. Let it rest overnight.
Roast at 285 to 300 degrees, covered. The hours will depend on the weight of the cut, about 1 hour/pound. Since after removing the fat I ended up with approx. 6 lb. I cooked my pork for 6 hours. The lower temperature is what does the magic.
Once is done, remove from the oven and let it rest at room temperature before serving.
Ingredients for the corn ($5.50 (or .69 cents per serving)
8 ears of corn ($2.50)
Salt to taste
Plus 3 avocados ($3.00)
Directions to cook the corn: Fill a large pot with water, add salt to taste and bring it to a boil. Carefully, place the ears into the water and cover. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until tender, between 10 to 15 minutes.
Ingredients for the salad ($9.19 or $1.15 per serving)
4 cups of spinach ($3.00)
3 Roma tomatoes (.99)
½ small red onion (.20)
3 Hot pickled cauliflower florets (or banana peppers) (.45)
6 sliced Olives (.45)
¾ cup Angie’s basting oil (or use good olive oil) ($2.50)
¼ cup Apple cider Vinegar (.15)
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup Feta cheese ($1.45)
Directions to make the salad:
Build the salad in a large bowl starting with the spinach, top it with tomatoes, sliced onion, cauliflower florets, and olives.
Mix the basting oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and whisk until well blended. Pour over the salad to taste and refrigerate any leftover salad dressing.
Sprinkle Feta cheese on top.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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