I've been hankering for pulled pork for weeks, today I managed to finally satisfy that craving! This Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Creamy Paprika Sauce was so tender.
After removing the pork to shred, I blended some of the juices left in the pot with cashews and more paprika (thank you Quirky Cooking for the inspiration!) and I ended with the creamiest sauce to go (rather well) with my pulled pork.
I am typing this today as I had a few requests in my Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas Facebook group but also because, if my hands are not busy, I'll end up eating all the pulled pork myself.
Make it without the sauce for a great LOW CARB dish or, of course, only have a tiny bit of the sauce which is quite filling.
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Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Creamy Paprika Sauce
- 1 Pressure Cooker Instant Pot, Ninja etc
- 1.66 kg shoulder of pork mine was from Aldi, don’t worry if yours isn’t exactly the same size, the timings are the same
- 2 teaspoons Maldon salt or your favourite salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika sweet or smoked
- 250 ml of homemade chicken stock or you could use my vegetable stock paste
For the Sauce
- 250 ml liquid left from cooking so, basically, don’t throw it away!
- 120 g raw cashews
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or sweet if you don’t want it spicy
- Remove the rind and cut the pork shoulder in about 5 pieces, not too big and definitely not too small.1.66 kg shoulder of pork
- Mix the 2 teaspoons of salt with the 1 tablespoon sweet paprika and rub all over each piece.2 teaspoons Maldon salt, 1 tablespoon paprika
- Place the 250 ml chicken stock in the inner pot of the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) with the pork shoulder pieces.250 ml of homemade chicken stock
- Lock the lid in. Steam release sealed. Pressure cook on high pressure for 90 minutes. Natural pressure release at the end (see notes if you don't know what this means)
- When ready, remove the pork and shred. Reserve the liquid left in the Instant Pot for…
- Blend 250 ml of the juices (you will have more than this) with the 120 g raw cashews and 1 teaspoon paprika until you have a creamy sauce (in Thermomix: 1 minute, speed 9).120 g raw cashews, 250 ml liquid left from cooking, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika