This sauce is really superb, really fantastic on smoked pork. The tanginess combines well with tender pork and pairs well with the smoke flavor. All I can really say is that this is perfect, a Heaven-on-Earth food experience. And you know what? We aren't done compiling flavors yet!
Another widely debated topic of Carolina BBQ is the coleslaw. I had to be respectful and take in the entire experience so I wanted to make some slaw from scratch instead of purchasing a container of it. Yeah, it is easy to make and it is something that shouldn't be omitted from a BBQ pulled pork recipe.
Creamy slaw vs Vinegary slaw is a hot debate but this particular Carolina slaw recipe fits perfect with the pulled pork. Serve on top of the pork in the sandwich. The ingredients:
1 head cabbage, fine chop
1 red bell pepper, thinly cut
1 sweet onion, fine chop
1 carrot, grated
1 cup sugar
1 cup apple cidar vinegar
2/3 cup vegatable oil
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper and place on low heat. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Pour over vegatables and mix. Cover and refridgerate until cold.
BBQ, to me, is more than just the food. It is about slowing down your life, relaxing, hanging out with people you love, taking it easy. To just sit in your backyard on a Saturday and all you have to do is tend the grill, to me, is the American Dream.