Ume Pork

    4 lb boneless pork shoulder/butt


Sauce:  2 c brown sugar

             1 c catsup

             1/2 c shoyu

             1/2 c oyster sauce

             1 tbsp sesame seeds

             2 1/2 tbsp ume juice

             3 ume, seeds removed & forced through a garlic press or mashed

             2 cloves garlic, grated

             1 piece ginger, grated

             1/2 c miso


Mix sauce ingredient thoroughly.  Pour a layer of sauce in the bottom of a crock pot.  Place pork on sauce.  Add remainder of sauce, or as much will fit in crock pot.  Cook on low 8 hours.  Remove pork from sauce and chill in a covered container.  Chill sauce separately.  Remove hardened fat from sauce and boil in a saucepan until thick.  Slice pork thinly.  Heat in microwave or fry slices in pan.  Serve with sauce.

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