Bron’s pulled pork in brine with molasses

Last night Bron completed part two of our pulled pork adventure. A couple of weeks ago Bron made a slow cooker coca cola pulled pork.

Last night Bron prepared a slow oven cooked pork butt with brine, molasses and a rub.

I forgot to copy down the recipe but I think it went a long the lines of soaking the pork butt in molasses and brine overnight and then after drying, it was rubbed with ground cumin seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, onion powder, paprika and chilli. The pork butt was then placed in a low oven for a few hours. I made a mistake last night when I told an Instagram friend that it was cooked in a slow cooker.

I like big butts when it’s Bron pulled pork butt πŸ˜‰

I like big butts when it's Bron's pulled pork butt #dinner #yummy

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You can see the pork as it emerged from the oven and then after Bron had pulled apart the cooked and tender muscle fibre bundles. The smell in the kitchen was amazing.


We were having sandwiches again and Bron made a lovely coleslaw to balance the meatiness of the pork.

Coleslaw for our #dinner #sandwiches #pulledpork

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The colours of coleslaw always make me feel happy.


One of the necessary items for a really good sandwich is a really soft and fresh bread roll.

Soft bread rolls for #dinner #pulledpork

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Bron bought extras because she knew I was hungry.


The pulled pork sandwich

Bron's #pulledpork sandwich #dinner

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This is my first sandwich. Pulled pork, coleslaw and a nice smokey barbecue sauce on a fresh soft white bread roll.


Bron had separated the rind from the butt and put it in the oven to continue rendering. It contained all the rubbed in flavour and we both agreed it would be a great addition to a sandwich.

You can see the lovely layer of dark flavoured pork butt fat as the first layer on my sandwich. This was happiness on a plate. It tasted so good.


To finish the evening’s dining Bron made a chocolate hazelnut meringue layer cake

#dessert chocolate hazelnut meringue cake

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It was topped with a snow white chocolate flake πŸ™‚


My slice was thin, it had to be. It was so rich and fulfilling.

#dessert chocolate hazelnut meringue

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Served with strawberries in syrup


Thank you Bron for a spectacular meal.


16 thoughts on “Bron’s pulled pork in brine with molasses

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  3. Your photos send me right back to the South. Give me one of those rolls, put the pork bbq on top, top that with cole slaw and cover with the top of the roll. Absolute heaven.

    When will you be doing this again? I’ll come down. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. Not sure when, we’ve just come back from Vietnam so we’ll be playing with their food for a while I think πŸ™‚

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  5. Yum, that pork looks delicious! My mouth is watering! I need to pull out my slow-cooker and use that thing more often. Thanks for the inspiration πŸ˜€

  6. I’m a bit put out that you are tempting me with these fantastic looking meals while I am dining on Lite n Easy…sure Lite n Easy is tasty and fresh, but certainly not in the same league as pulled pork on a bun with yummy coleslaw and sauce, followed by a plate of decadent choc hazelnut layer cake! πŸ™‚

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