Linton Hopkins turns this slow-roasted pork shoulder into sliders. "Why are we so obsessed with the 30-minute meal?" he says. "I want to create a TV show called The 36-Hour Meal. The best things take a little bit of time."
People in the Delta are very serious about their tamales, which were introduced to the region decades ago by Mexican migrant workers. Big or small, hot or mild, steamed or stewed—every version is delicious. The leftover pork is great for making sandwiches.
Sandwiches are a classic choice for a tailgate, but Ken Oringer likes to go beyond plain ham-and-cheese. For these cubanos he roasts and shreds pork butt, then he layers the succulent meat on rolls along with homemade tomato jam, grilled onions, pickles and Gruyère. He cooks the sandwiches on a portable grill until they are crispy and warm.
"Pressure cooking is great for braises," says Modernist Cuisine co-author Maxime Bilet. "You can make pork shoulder tender in 35 minutes." Thanks to the rapid cooking time, this dish is a realistic weeknight meal.
Pork Shoulder Roast with Citrus Mojo and Green Sauce
On Man vs. Food and Man vs. Food Nation, Adam Richman travels around the US eating huge quantities of hearty food. One of his favorite dishes, the Caribbean-style pork roast at Minneapolis's Brasa, is as filling as anything he eats on TV. Served with a citrusy mojo and a garlicky cilantro mayonnaise, it's a great dish for a crowd.