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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

1-2kg Pork Shoulder

1 jar Wood Sauce (500ml)

2-3 medium-sized white or yellow onions

Dill pickle slices

Onion Buns

Place the pork shoulder in a slowcooker, add sliced onions and then cover with delicious Wood Sauce. Slow cook for about 6 hours. Your place should be smelling real good right about now. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on a cookie sheet (this is just to keep the juices contained). With a pair of forks, one in each hand, pull (shred) the pork. The technique may take a bit of time to master, but the pork should be falling apart anyway. Return it to the slow cooker and simmer for a bit longer. Use a pair of tongs to grab the pulled pork so that you can squeeze out as much or as little juice as you’d like. Slap it on a bun and add a few dill pickle slices…. pure pulled pork paradise.

Barbecue Chicken

Wood Sauce

Chicken

Marinate chicken for a few hours in half a jar of Wood Sauce. Or don’t. Grill. Yum. The vinegars and sugars will carmelize and after a while and the tips will start to blacken (char). This is a good thing. For less char, just start grilling the chicken without sauce and apply it after a few minutes. Make sure to keep a small stash of Wood Sauce for dipping.

Spicy Caesar

Clamato

Vodka

Wood Sauce

Spicy Beans

Make a traditional caesar drink as you would normally, but try adding a dollop of Wood Sauce and a spicy bean or two. Welcome to flavour country.

Ribs

Wood Sauce

Ribs from some delicious animal

Oh, you bet’cha. Apply closer to the end, depending on how much tasty char you want on your ribs.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Wood Sauce

Good sized portobello mushroom caps

Olive oil

Lighlty oil both sides of the mushroom caps and place on a grill with the underside of the caps down. Only grill this side for about a minute or two, flip and brush the Wood Sauce into those awesome little flavour-catching ridges. When the other side is grilled, you’re done. Vegetarians will go crazy for this shiznit.

 

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Wood Sauce

Red Onion

Roasted red pepper

Mozarella cheese

Pizza dough or pre-baked pizza crust or pita bread (for mini pizzas)

Make a pizza as you would normally, but substitute Wood Sauce for the pizza sauce. You might also try mixing the two sauces depending on your taste. For a real treat, try caramelizing your onions first.

 

Pan Chicken a la Wood

Coat bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks with flour.

 

Heat 2 tbsp of heated olive oil on medium heat. Pan fry chicken for about 20 minutes, turning on all sides until browned and crispy on the outside and cooked on the inside (cut into the thickest one to test).

 

Pour a generous amount of Wood Sauce over the cooked chicken and stir until chicken is well coated. Continue to cook chicken in the sauce until the sauce is slightly carmelized and thick, with some browny burny bits here and there (5 minutes or less).

 

Good with roasted potato wedges and corn on the cob.

Off the Hook Fish Tacos

2-3 lbs fresh Off the Hook* catch-of-the-week fish fillets

3T Butter/Margarine

1 Green Pepper, diced

1 Onion, diced

1 Garlic Clove, minced

Salt

Pepper

3 limes

Red Cabbage, shredded

Cilantro leaves, minced

Tortillas

4T Sour Cream

Wood Sauce

In a nonstick skillet, saute green pepper, onion & garlic in 1T butter/margarine for a minute or two. Once that starts to get soft, add the rest of the butter/margarine, your fish and then squeeze 2 ½ whole limes up in there. Add some salt & pepper to taste. Cook the fish for about 8 minutes, until all of the fish is white and flakey. It should have started to break up by then, so go ahead and mix all that deliciousness up.

 

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, the juice from the remaining ½ lime and about a tablespoon (or two) of Wood Sauce.

 

To prepare tacos, add the fish mix to a (preferably warmed) tortilla. You may want to use some tongs to squeeze out excess juices. Top that with the red cabbage and cilantro and then cover with the oh-so-tasty sour cream/lime/Wood Sauce concoction. ¡Muy, muy bueno!

 

* Off the Hook is Atlantic Canada’s first Community Supported Fishery (CSF). You can substitute almost any other white, flakey fish in this recipe, but you’re not going to get anything fresher and tastier than from our good friends at Off the Hook. For more information, please visit OffTheHookCSF.ca.

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