As some of you know, I like challenges. It forces me to explore various cooking methods and recipes that I wouldn't normally try. My Kitchen Addiction decided to start hosting a kitchen boot camp. We need to explore a book called Professional Chef. It covers various cooking techniques. This month's theme was sauces. It seems simple enough but there are so many variations to sauces, I didn't know where to start. Do I got with a sweet or savory sauce? It was requested by The Husband to try to make pulled pork sandwiches. It came to me, why not a Hawaiian BBQ sauce. I was also craving Hawaiian macaroni salad. If you haven't noticed, I have quite a sweet tooth so anytime I could use brown sugar, I do :D. This is probably why I have issues losing weight. Oh well, I'm enjoying life (at least I like to tell myself that). These recipes I used utilized pineapple juice.
Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup of Pineapple juice
1 Can of Tomato Paste
2 Tbs of Molasses
Minced Garlic (Amount is up to you. I did like 2 Cloves)
2 Tbs of Brown Sugar
- Saute the garlic a little.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small sauce pot.
- Let it simmer until it is thickens.
- Remove any pieces of garlic
1.5 lbs of Pork Shoulder
4 Cups of Water
A Little Beef Bouillon
- Mix the water and beef Bouillon until it is fully mixed.
- Pour the mixture into a slow cooker.
- Add the pork and let it run on low for 6-8 hours
- The pork is done when it pulls apart with a spoon. Start pulling apart the meat until it is shredded.
- Mix in 1/2 of the BBQ sauce with the shredded meat and place in a heat safe dish like a casserole dish.
- Bake at 350F for 5-10 minutes until the sauce penetrates the meat. *This step is optional
*These measurements is to my preference
15 Oz Mayo
1 Can Crushed Pineapple Without The Juice
1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
2 Tbs of Sweet Relish
1 Box Macaroni
- Cook the macaroni and than set aside to cool.
- Mix together the rest of the ingredients.
- Take the mixture and start coating the macaroni.
- Once it is fully coated, over with saran wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
- Serve the next day. *We didn't wait but it was better the next day.