Lager Pulled Pork with Herby Olivio Biscuits

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Winter is here and that means it is time to cook up some comfort! With a polar vortex looming around New England this week, pulled pork and herby biscuits are calling our name.  This slow cooked, bone-in pork butt is loaded with flavor thanks to a tasty rub and a bottle of our good friend Sam Adams.  Did I mention, prep time is under 5 minutes???  Let your slow cooker do the finessing for the next 8 hours and enjoy the benefits.  Our Herby Olivio Biscuits are beautifully flaky and a delicious side to soak in every last bite of snow storm comfort.  This dish will be sure to leave you warm from the inside out:)

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HERBY BISCUITS

INGREDIENTS:

(yields 1 dozen)

  • 2 cups all purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tsp Fresh Margoram
  • 6 Tbs or 3 oz Olivio Buttery Spread, very cold
  • 2/3 cup Heavy Cream, plus 2 Tbs for basting biscuit tops
  • Cracked Pepper

PREPARATION:

  • Preheat oven to 450*.
  • Combine Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Herbs in a food processor and pulse 10 times to incorporate.
  • Add Olivio and pulse 10 more times or until “pebbles” begin to form.
  • With the food processor running, add the heavy cream and continue to process until dough begins to hold form, about 20 seconds.
  • Pour dough ball out onto a floured work surface and roll out 3/4″ thick.
  • Using a 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter, cut biscuits and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Baste with remaining 2 Tbs Heavy Cream and garnish with cracked pepper.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until tops are golden brown and sides are lofty. Serve warm.

Herby Biscuit

LAGER PULLED PORK

INGREDIENTS:

(serves 6-8)

  • 3 Tbs Paprika
  • 2 Tbs Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbs Cracked Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 Tbs dried Thyme
  • 5 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 large Onion, coarsely chopped
  • 5-7 lbs Pork Butt Shoulder, bone in
  • 1 12 fl oz Sam Adams Lager

PREPARATION:

  • Prepare your rub by mixing the paprika, kosher salt, pepper, cayenne and thyme together in a small bowl.
  • On a cutting board, prepare meat by patting dry with paper towels and seasoning generously with rub.
  • Place coarsely chopped onion in the bottom of the slow cooker.  The onion will act like a flavorful rack  for the meat.
  • Place the meat on top of the onion.  Sprinkle meat generously with the crushed garlic.
  • Pour in the bottle of Sam Adams Lager or your favorite good brew.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and allow to cook until the meat pulls apart with the gentle touch of a fork.  I cook my 7 lbs pork butt on low for 8 hours.
  • After meat has cooked, carefully remove from slow cooker, leaving juices and onion behind and place on a large sheet pan.  Allow to rest 15 minutes and then pull or shred meat with a fork.  This meat is so delicious and rich in flavor as it is but it is also yummy with your favorite hot sauce or BBQ sauce too!

Comments

  1. I really like you in masterchef season 3! And it’s good to see that you are still pursuing your food dream.

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