Chopped Pork Shoulder Larb Taco

Chopped pork shoulder larb taco


  • 1 Boston Butt Pork Shoulder
  • 300ml of larb dressing
  • 50g coriander, roughly chopped
  • 50g mint, roughly chopped
  • 50g dill, roughly chopped
  • 30g roasted rice powder
  • 4 thai chillies finally chopped
  • 8 tortillas (corn or wheat )

For the dressing:

  • 200ml fish sauce
  • 200ml lime juice
  • 60g light brown sugar
  • 60g toasted rice powder (see below)
  • 60g ginger and garlic paste

Taco Method

For the rice powder:

Toast uncooked white rice in a dry pan and blitz in a blender till you get a rough powder.

For the shoulder:

Rub it up, then smoke at 120°C for 6 hours without opening your smoker.

Wrap the butt tightly in foil or peach/butcher’s paper and put it back in the smoker. Leave to cook for 6–8 hours or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 92–95°C. (lf you don’t have a great smoker for such long cooks, this stage could be done in the oven at 120°C.)

Whilst still wrapped, press down on the parcel to start breaking up the pork inside and make a flatter easier-to-chill shape. Leave the pork to cool for a while at room temperature. You can eat it now but to make it even better, chill in the fridge for at least 24 hours. Pork changes dramatically when it is cooled and reheated.

Hot or cold, mix the pork with the dressing and cook the taco on a dry pan.

Add the pork to the taco, top with fresh herbs and chilli and dust on some extra rice flour.

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