Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork Shoulder
Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork Shoulder
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  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 3 hr
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    You can make this spicy pork in a 6- to 8-quart electric pressure cooker if you’re in a hurry, or in a slow cooker if you're not. In either case, you’ll get tender bits of meat covered in a chile-flavored barbecue sauce that’s just slightly sweet. (You can also make it in a stovetop pressure cooker, by trimming a few minutes off the cooking time. Stovetop pressure cookers tend to cook at a slightly higher pressure, so food cooks more quickly.) Gochujang, a pungent Korean chile paste, and gochugaru, Korean chile flakes, is available at Asian markets and specialty shops, or see the ingredient list for substitutions.Serve the pork over rice or in slider rolls, topped with crunchy pickled sesame cucumbers and a little kimchi, if you want to spice things up. And, while you can make this from start to finish in an afternoon, you can also make this in stages a few days ahead, if that’s easier. Featured in: The Instant Pot: Here’s Why Cooks Love It. 

    Ingredients

    • 5 garlic cloves, grated on a Microplane or minced
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
    • 1 tablespoon Korean chile flakes (gochugaru) or other chile flakes (Maras, Aleppo or crushed red pepper)
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 5 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into two or three pieces
    • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
    • 4 garlic cloves, grated on a Microplane
    • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
    • ⅓ cup gochujang (Korean chile paste) or other chile paste or sauce such as Sriracha
    • ¼ cup soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons mirin
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 6 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced (or about 4 cups sliced cucumbers)
    • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
    • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
    • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
    • Cooked rice or toasted slider rolls
    • Kimchi (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 267 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.12%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1690 mg 70.42%
    • Calcium: 232 mg 23.23%
    • Potassium: 583 mg 16.67%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.07%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.6%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 5.97%
    • Vitamin C 98.69%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables9
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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