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Asian-style barbecue pork sliders recipe

Asian-style barbecue pork sliders recipe

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Tender, spiced pulled pork goes perfectly with tangy pickled apple in these sliders. Add in the crunch of prawn crackers and you're in burger heaven! For the perfect drink to match, serve with a glass of cold, crisp Henry Westons Vintage cider. See method

  • Makes 8 sliders
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 464 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 1 x 700g pack pork shoulder steaks​
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika​
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil​
  • 300ml Henry Westons Vintage Cider
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil​
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 8 x seeded brioche buns
  • prawn crackers, to serve (optional)

For the pickled apple

  • 1 large or 2 small red apples, unpeeled but cored and cut into matchsticks
  • ½ red onion, peeled and sliced

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar​
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar​
  • 2 tsp black or white sesame seeds​

Perfect with:

Henry Westons Vintage CiderMade from apples grown in a single year’s harvest, this is a refreshing medium dry sparkling cider Henry Westons Vintage Cider
Made from apples grown in a single year’s harvest, this is a refreshing medium dry sparkling cider
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If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1945kj
    464kcal
    23%
  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    6g 31%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.4g Protein 23.8g Fibre 4.1g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3, 160C, fan 140C.​
  2. Mix the spices with the sugar and salt, then rub over the pork.
  3. Heat the oil in an ovenproof saucepan over a medium heat, then sear the pork to brown the edges. Pour in the cider and bring to a simmer. Cover, place in the oven for 1-1.5 hrs.
  4. While the pork is cooking, prepare the pickled apple. Toss together the apple, red onion, vinegar and sugar. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 mins.​
  5. Check the pork after 1 hour, and every 20 mins after that. It is ready when it breaks away with a fork. Remove from the oven and allow the pork to cool slightly, then use two forks to pull the pork to pieces. Stir through a little cooking liquid and the BBQ sauce, sesame oil and lime juice.
  6. Stir the sesame seeds through the pickled apple.​
  7. To fill, divide the pork filling between the rolls, top with the pickled apple and a couple of prawn crackers, then serve with extra prawn crackers, if desired.​​

​​Tip: If you are short on time, make use of Tesco's prepared meal range by using Tesco Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork, instead of making the pulled pork.​

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