Mike outdid himself this time, as he usually does. I have been so excited to shoot pulled pork sliders, I figured it's only fitting that I do it during one of my favorite times of year... my birthday weekend. The Asian flavors, along with the fat that it's cooked in, make the pork flavorful and complex. The slaw adds just the right amount of crisp freshness and acidity, and a bit of spicy mayo (mayo mixed with Sriracha) and cilantro (my favorite!) round things out nicely. It's definitely a weekend meal, but it's well worth the wait if you have the time.
I wanted to show off all of the ingredients without having it look too messy, so the pork and slaw needed a little extra styling love for the shoot. I had to eat a couple of sliders to get it right... what a bummer, right?
If you have the time, make this recipe and invite your friends over... they'll crave it as soon as they walk in the door.