Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I love PW's recipes! Wednesday's Wonderful Recipe

So last week I finally made Cynthia's Spicy Shredded Pork. The recipe is on Pioneer Woman Cooks, and it looked soo delicious, I just had to try it. I bought a pork roast, and all the fixin's and came home to make it...and then realized I didn't have time. So I froze the uncooked roast to have at a later date. It took me a few weeks, but I thawed the roast and threw away the fresh limes (by that time, they weren't so fresh) and went to work. I followed the recipe almost to the 'T'...the ingredients include olive oil, but the instructions didn't say where to use it so I assumed it was for the spice paste (a small Cuisinart chopper works well for this step). I put a little too much in and it was a bit runny, but smelled heavenly! I also used pre-minced garlic for it, since I have a HUGE jar in the fridge. (I mean huge....if you need minced garlic for anything, let me know and I'll bring ya some!) I had the brilliant idea to cook the roast, shred it, then put it and the juices into the crock pot to keep it warm until dinner time. I should have cooked the roast a bit longer in the oven, but after sticking it all in the crock pot (Holly helped me realized it wasn't quite done enough for shredding) on high for another hour or so, it turned out beautiful. The meal was delicious! I thought the amount of brown sugar was going to be too much for my husband, but he told me not to change a thing! He ate two helpings of it. Since only two of us ate the Spicy Shredded Pork, we had some leftover (despite the eating of the second helping). The first night we had white corn tortillas with it and ate "taco cart type" tacos and the second night we had nachos (I almost didn't get any, since Seth threatened to eat all of it!) There are a lot of things you can do with the pork, and I think I might try enchilada's the next go 'round! I used bottled lime juice instead of the fresh, but think the fresh would be better. This will obviously be a recipe I will be making again, and again, and again! So look for pork roast to be on sale (grocery prices are horrid!) try the recipe and let me know what you think. PS Thanks for all the supportive comments on yesterday's post....I DO feel better, and I will be a good girl and stop venting. At least for now.

1 Comment:

Allison and Ben said...

I think I will be needing some garlic pretty soon, how about Saturday? Let me know if you can make it.