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Pulled pork is something that goes down really well with my family. It’s also an easy thing to make as you just throw it into the slow cooker and leave it. This gives you time to get on with other dishes, knowing that the main bit is all taken care of!
I was watching a Jamie Oliver Christmas Special on TV and he was making a jerk ham, mentioning how so many of the herbs and spices are Christmassy. It got me thinking how I could transfer that idea to pulled pork, so I did and it turned out well. It’s always risky trying something for the first time when you’re entertaining but other than making a bit too much, it was all good! I would tone down the cloves next time, as they did feel a bit overpowering, however, after a couple of days of leftovers, this flavour really mellowed. I also didn’t use the traditional Scotch bonnet peppers – I thought they’d be way too hot for my family to handle!
Michelle lives in London with her husband, son, and cat named Pumpkin. She started The Purple Pumpkin Blog in 2011 and the idea behind the blog is simple - Cook, Create, Celebrate! Michelle shares delicious recipes and creative ideas for all seasons, holidays, parties, & Disney! She thinks up the ideas so you don’t have to!