August 26, 2010

Anti-recipe: Chili Coconut Pulled Pork

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I have never claimed to be a learned chef…I just like to eat, so I enjoy cooking things that are tasty and easy. I hate long recipes and stick to dishes with few ingredients. Here is my most recent culinary amalgamation. Hope you like it as much as we did!


{1 pork loin roast}

sriracha chili

{a teaspoon or 2 of sriracha hot chili sauce}


{vita coco pure coconut water}


{1 bottle of terrapin ale}

Put your roast into a cold slow cooker. Dot it with Sriracha Chili Sauce (as much as you like…a tiny bit won’t make it spicy). Pour coconut water and beer over the roast. Put the lid on and let it cook (High 4-6 hours, Low 8-10 hours). You can shred the pork and eat it on sandwiches or just soak up the juice with bread. You can lick the plate. We did.

If you haven’t had Sriracha Chili Sauce, you must track some down. Apparently it is great in just about anything. I only got mine this week so this is my first time using it, but I can’t wait to try it out with other dishes (hamburgers, slaw, soups?). Also, I’ve been drinking the coconut water for its health benefits, but thought I’d try it for cooking too. Anybody else a fan of either product?


  1. I love sriracha. We eat a lot of vietnamese food and it is a condiment for anything vietnamese. It's also popular with sushi and japanese food.

    It does have a lot of heat to it, though. Be forewarned!!!

  2. Yay!! I did a post about coconut water not too long ago! What a yummy recipe to use it with! I need to try this.

  3. Another great use for my beloved Sriracha! I love it on my breakfast tacos (
    and of course on my hot wings and just about everything else! That reminds me that I need to write about those little jewels. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have some pork in the freezer now and have been wanting to try Coconut Water. Have a great day, Candace

  4. Sriracha is awesome! My daddy loved it so much, I would buy a new bottle for him each year at Christmas.

  5. Yum yum!! This sounds delish!! I've never used that sauce before, but I'm convinced I need to add it to my grocery list :)

    Happy Thursday, love bug! xoxoxo

  6. I've been hearing good things about cocnut water and all its benefits. I'll have to give it a try.

  7. I like to use coconut water to make rice, then I add some grilled pineapple and toasted coconut on top goes great with Thai and Polynesian dishes!

  8. I love pulled pork so I'll definitely try it. One of my favorite uses for sriracha is to make spicy tuna or salmon sashimi. Delicious and super simple!

  9. Mmm, this sounds so good! I used to make pulled pork a lot before we moved to New Zealand. Sad that now it is mostly for special occasions because it's so gosh-darn expensive over here! I should start up a pig farm, ha ha!

  10. I love crock pot receipes and pork is one of my favorite things to make in it, great recipe!

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  12. I have never cooked/used coconut water. Interesting recipe and looks great.

  13. sriracha is the greatest thing ever! I could eat it with anything.. and once you start, it's hard to stop!

  14. Yum!!! Thanks for the recipe - I've never cooked with coconut water - I think my kids would love this!

    xo, LeAnn

  15. mmm...rooster sauce is really good in pasta sauce, too, especialy when you're watching star wars!!

  16. Coconut water? We up here in Yankee-ville have never heard of such a thing, but I am intrigued! ;-) This recipe sounds so simple and good, so in to my recipe file it goes! Thanks bunches!

  17. Yum!! Thank you! I adore that sauce and love crock pot recipes! Thank you!

  18. Ok. I'm going out and buying Sriracha right now.

  19. Girl, I am so making this next week. Sriracha! Yum-mo!

    Have a fantab weekend!


  20. I first tried that chili sauce when The Pioneer Woman posted her firecracker shrimp recipe. We made it last 4th of July and my husband fell in love with the sauce. You're right...a tiny bit will do ya. Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Sounds delish! Never thought to cook with coconut water. Yum :)

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