Achiote-and-Orange Pulled Pork

Achiote-and-Orange Pulled Pork
Photo by Annabelle Breakey


  • 3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher or sea salt
  • 2 to 3 cups cherry or hickory wood chips
  • 1 4- to 6-lb. boned pork shoulder or butt
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled dried oregano
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons coarse kosher or sea salt
  • + 12 more ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
    • 3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
    • 2 cups cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • Chipotle Coleslaw, rolls, mayonnaise, crumbled queso fresco (see Notes), sliced avocado, lime wedges, and/or hot sauce
    • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
    • Achiote Seasoning Paste:
    • Orange "Mop" Sauce:
    • Cooking and Serving:
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne
    • 3 tablespoons achiote paste (see Notes)

1. The night before you plan to barbecue, cut pork shoulder lengthwise into two equal pieces (to speed up cooking), removing excess fat as needed. Combine seasoning-paste ingredients in a small bowl. Massage pork well with paste, then transfer to a large resealable plastic bag and refrigerate at ...

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