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Your mission this week
#TasteAB Mission Inspiration: Pork belly to charcuterie, many ways to enjoy Alberta Pork
Hart's Table & Bar Executive Chef Andrew Cowan is known for his love of pork. If he had to pick a favourite cut, he'd go with pork belly. "Everyone seems to think it's overdone, but I love the mixture of fat and meat on the belly." Cowan prepares fresh charcuterie, and says cured pork is one of his favourite things. If you are curious to try curing your own pork, Cowan recommends doing a lot of research first. "It took me a long time and a lot of reading to really understand it. There were a few failures along the way, which can be frustrating, especially if you aren't sure why it failed."
If you're inspired to use local ingredients to complete your mission this week, let us know by also tagging your mission #tasteab for an extra chance to get in the paper! Here's some local inspiration from your fellow Gastroposters.
To complete this week's mission, our partners at Save-On-Foods want to help by sharing this recipe for a "hog wild" slow cooker pulled pork. For more pork recipes, head to their website.
- 1.5 kg Western Family boneless pork roast, trimmed
- 30 to 45 mL pork seasoning
- 125 mL apple juice
- 500 mL barbecue sauce
To prepare sandwiches:
- Western Family broccoli slaw
- Western Family coleslaw dressing
- Western Family mini slider buns
- Western Family pickle slices
Directions: Rub pork seasoning over pork roast. Place in a slow cooker.
Combine apple juice and barbecue sauce and pour over pork roast. Cover. Cook 8 hours on low setting or 4 hours on high.
Remove pork from slow cooker. Shred it using two forks and return it to slow cooker. Mix and heat with sauce before serving on buns with dressing, slaw and pickles.
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