By Beth Brown, Kitchen Store Specialist
In celebration of Father’s Day, we decided to make something that is a surefire father favorite: pulled pork sandwiches! We used our Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker, which made the whole process quick and easy to get from raw pork to delicious, tender, flavorful pulled pork!
I’m the first to admit that when it comes to food, I’m a dessert kind of gal. My expertise is definitely centered on the sweet side of the kitchen, and this was an awesome experiment in savory, to find out just how fun and simple – and very doable – it can be.
The whole process was incredibly easy for someone who has never touched raw pork before, or used a pressure cooker! I’ll take you through what I did step by step:
First, I cut the pork into fourths, and seasoned it well on every side. I used our Summit Spice Hillside BBQ Blend, which is a delicious mix of paprika, cumin, black pepper, salt, and ancho chili. YUM! You can also add your own spice blends, or even liquid smoke!
After the pork was thoroughly seasoned, I put it in the pressure cooker on medium-high heat with a splash of olive oil, and gave the pork a good sear on each side.
Check out that awesome color! All the dark bits give the pork fantastic flavor.
After it was seared, I filled the cooker up with water, not quite covering the pork all the way, put the lid on, and then turned up the heat to high.
The Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker was great for me, because it was very simple. You can tell it is up to pressure when the small knob pokes up and you see two red lines. Once it was up to pressure, I turned the heat down just a bit to medium, making sure that the knob stayed up.
After that, I set the timer for 20 minutes, and just left it alone. The satisfying hiss emanating from the cooker let me know that it was doing all the work for me!
Once the time was up, I took it off the heat and waited about five minutes for it to depressurize, and then with a mitted hand and a towel, I pressed down on the knob to let out the last bit of pressure. Make sure to wear a sturdy oven mitt with plenty of coverage so you don’t get burned.
Cooked to perfection, and ready to pull!
Instead of pulling the pork myself, I just placed it with some of its juices into the Bosch mixer, and gave it a quick spin with the wire whip attachment
Perfectly pulled pork in a matter of seconds!
After sampling, I couldn’t believe how quick it was to get tender pulled pork. No slow-cooking all day, just twenty minutes in the pressure cooker and it’s ready to eat. Slather on your favorite bbq sauce and pile it on top of our homemade buns for a delicious entree that dad is sure to love!