This recipe was a collective labour of love. Very appropriate given that the people cooking it, that very morning were just newly engaged! This groom-to-be proposed to his Aussie belle, then leap from bed in search of a good solid shoulder of pork like the good hunter-gatherer that he is. Next thing we know he’s rapping on our door at 8.30am armed with pork, spices, a BBQ, some wood chips and a very fresh fiancé! Naturally congratulations ensued and subsequently the BBQ was lit under the shade of the trees in the heat of the morning sun. Whilst the happy couple busied themselves preparing the feast we sat around and busied ourselves with the task of extracting details of the mornings proceedings. Was the father of the bride-to-be consulted and if so when? How long was said proposal in the making? Why the paper ring – where’s the REAL one?! Have you thought about where/when the wedding is? Did you suspect he’d been plotting and scheming? Were you nervous she might say no?!…..
As the sun slowly traced it’s well worn path across the sky, the pork slowly came into it’s tender, caramelised own. Buns were bought, guests arrived and champagne poured and at last we all sat down to share the feast and toast the happy couple.
And to quote the groom-to-be himself ‘slam it in a bun, crack a beer and enjoy’!