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Thursday, November 29, 2007
You can't go wrong with pig...
...unless you happen to be veggie, of cource. :)
Vikki has declared a Tiki Christmas this year, so I decided to start practicing for Christmas dinner and made my first batch of kahlua pork last night. It worked out super well. A while back I got gifted this "indoor BBQ" which is basically a big-ass crock pot designed to hold ribs. That seemed like the perfect vehicle for experimentation. I got a super-cheap pork picnic roast which came in two pieces. I wrapped each piece in foil after slathering with a little liquid smoke and Hawaiian red salt, then tossed in the cooker, turned on low, before I left for work in the morning. By dinner time, the pork was completely falling apart, just like it's supposed to be, and turned out very tasty. Served with some rice and greens (spinach and mustard greens) cooked in coconut milk with some totatoes and Hawaiian salt. Mmmm. The only thing that would have made it better is if I'd had some ti leaves lying around. You are supposed to wrap the pork in ti leaves before the foil, but Uwajimaya is far from here, and I had to make do without.
For XMas, I'm thinking of applying the same principle to a turkey instead of pork (since it's Christmas, after all) with maybe some mashed taro and sweet potatoes with pineapple. And maybe the same greens but made with taro leaves (which are super good, and available at Uwajimaya) instead of the supermarket greens. Hmmm. I'll need to come up with some genre appropriate dessert too. Possibly involving coconut. The flaming bananas Foster with coconut icecream at the Luau the other day was pretty awesome...
Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:38:15 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
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