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Green tea pulled pork

Still lingering on tasty memories of Michelle’s last BBQ, I was craving smokey pulled pork in a big way this weekend. So much so that I actually got my ass out of bed at 9 am on a Saturday to head over to Chinatown to pick up a big ole pork butt. Pork butt for
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Level Intermediate
Main Ingredient Pork
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 4 - 5 lbs pork well marbled butt

for the rub

  • 2 tablespoons green tea loose leaves
  • 2 tablespoons salt smoked
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

for the sauce

  • 1/4 cups gochujang (korean hot sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce Thai sweet
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 large clove garlic grated


  1. The day before you make your roast, put the ingredients for the rub in a spice grinder or blender and blitz until it ground into a relatively fine powder. Rub this into your roast then wrap with a couple layers of plastic wrap and put it in the fridge.
  2. Take the pork out of the fridge about an hour before you start cooking to let it come to room temperature.
  3. Unwrap the roast and put it in a dutch oven or other heavy pot with a tight sealing lid then put it in the oven. Now go try to forget about it for 5+ hours while it slowly cooks. You'll know its done when when a fork inserted into the meat makes it come apart.
  4. For the sauce, just combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and boil until thickened.
  5. Remove the pork from the pan and when it's cool enough to handle, "pull" the pork apart using a fork and your fingers. If your lid had a reasonable seal, you should also have some liquid at the bottom of the pan (this stuff tastes amazing) pour some of this over your meat for added flavour and moistness. If you have a lot of liquid like I did, you can dilute the broth with some water, add some pork potatoes and kale and turn it into a soup.
  6. To serve, just plate some of the pulled pork with a bowl of sauce as a condiment.


gochujang (korean hot sauce)