BRAISED PORK SHOULDER

Shanghai dishes are often braised or stewed in sugar and soy sauce. This Chinese-style pulled pork dish has a rich flavorful sauce and goes great with all kinds of noodles, even ramen or egg noodles! And it’s easy to make in a slow cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

  • pork shoulder (half) – 4 pounds
  • 5 spice powder
  • chicken broth – 2 cups
  • soy sauce – 1/2 cup
  • brown sugar – 1/4 cup
  • rice wine – 2 tablespoons
  • chili flakes – 1/2 teaspoon
  • scallions – handful, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ginger – 5 slices
  • garlic – 5 cloves, cut into halves
  • shitake mushrooms – 8, cut into halves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Rub pork shoulder with 5 spice powder and place in slow cooker, skin side down.
  • Combine broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine & chili flakes in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add marinade, scallions, ginger, garlic & mushrooms to slow cooker.
  • Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
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