Wholly Huli Pulled Pork

Recipe by Bay Haven Inn
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
YIELD: 2 pounds




  • Mix up the sauce. MInce or grate onions, garlic and ginger. Dump everything but the pork and canola oil in a bowl, mason jar, whirry thing, whatever works for you. Shake it up, mix it up, make sure the sugar dissolves and the flavors get to know each other. Best if it sits in the fridge for a while, but not necessary. If you use granulated onion, garlic and ground ginger, it lasts a long, long time.
  • Marinate the pork in the fridge. Flavor is good after 2 hours, but great without this step. (I skip this).
  • Let pork sit at room temperature, about 30 minutes is good. Sear the pork in the pressure cooker, or pan, just get it to a nice brown because it adds a LOT of flavor. Use less oil if your pan is non stick.
  • Dump the sauce on top. Stir, scraping the bottom of the pot a bit to mix all the flavor together.
  • This is where it is up to you. Pressure cooker, at about 15 lbs pressure for 55 to 70 minutes is the best way to push all the flavor in the pork and get the right texture. IMPORTANT Let the pressure escape on it's own, do NOT release pressure quickly or the meat will seize up, get tough and lose moisture. Other methods work great, just make sure to deglaze the searing pan so you can use that flavor in the cooking process. Crock pot or slow cooker, 6 hours. Oven braise 325 for an hour and a half, covered, until meat reaches 160 and falls apart, not my favorite method. Grill it up, shred, dump the sauce over the top. Your choice, the pressure cooker works the best for us.
  • Shred the pork as soon as it is cooled enough to handle with 2 forks or a fork and the back side of a butter knife, or clean fingers, before chilling or it will not fall apart. Great made in advance or frozen for OAMC.
  • Also use sauce/marinade (can thicken with a corn starch slurry at a simmer in a small pot) for chicken, seafood, shrimp, whatever, it's a great sauce on rice.