When it comes to pulled pork, it’s North Carolina style all the way for me! The sweet, vinegary mop sauce cuts through the smoke and tender juiciness of the pork, balancing it all out.
Since it’s not easy to literally go whole hog in this neck of the woods, pork shoulder suffices. Not only does this Epicurious.com recipe yield tender meat for sandwiches, it also gives you crispy bits of crackling to snack on well after the party’s over.
The tangy vinegar-based sauce once again poses a bit of a challenge, but I think there’s enough fruitiness and acidity in a Lambrusco like Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Pruno Nero to fare well, as well as cut through the richness of the pulled pork.