A humble cut of pork shoulder gets an umami-rich marinade and a 24-hour soak in the sous vide which renders it meltingly tender. The pork literally falls apart with the prod of a fork. It then gets sprinkled with brown sugar and blasted under the broiler to mimic that charred sweetness reminiscent of true Vietnamese street food eats. BYO little red stool.
Polenta. It’s rich, creamy, warm, and comforting, and the perfect blank canvas to work with. Here I've paired butternut squash polenta with saucy, tangy pulled pork. For leftovers, we have pretty polenta cakes topped with a roasted veggie spread.