The Sharing of Life — Recipes to die for! Pulled Pork & Salsa

March 15, 2014 Blog, Guilty Pleasures 0

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I’ve been finding a lot of great recipes and music lately. I post to facebook or pinterest but does it have to stop there? I have so much that I like to share with the world, so I thought… why not just do it!? Be like Nike! Just DO IT!

So… once a week you will find things that I’ve found or learned throughout that week but to make things easier and to make it to where you can share your findings also, there will be prompts for each week! Feel free to follow the prompts or not follow the prompts, the idea is to have fun and share about your experiences!

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking!

Today is all about cooking! But before we get to our fabulous meal… check this out! I love this song!

After listening to Cups I’m now thinking about drinks! But for today I’m sharing food! Drinks will have to be next time 😉

A few weeks ago I made a fantastic Pulled Pork or if you live in Florida, Ropa Vieja! Ahhh… it was amazing! Even better, there was very little prep and it was all done in a crock pot!

If you’re from or close to Florida you can actually cheat a little by buying Mojo. It’s this freaking fantastic combination of spices and flavors and makes everything you cook or marinate taste fabulous! If you are like me and do not live anywhere close to Florida but still want that yummy taste, then here’s the make it your own mojo:garlic & lime

  • Garlic – 6 or so cloves (I just used the squeeze bottle kind)
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 lime (zest that baby and then squeeze!)
  • Pepper
  • Onion a cup or so chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Oregano

porkMix all of these ingredients together. You should have a really nice sauce for your pork to bathe in! I used a two lb piece of pork and it turned out fabulous. The pork really should sit in that marinade for a good 8-24 hours. Seriously the longer the better. That’s the only downside to this is that you have to plan ahead.

Now’s the easy part… put it in the crockpot on low for 8 hours!

Now when you open the crockpot it’ll be super easy to pull the pork apart. Best on … well anything really! This will have a lime taste to it so if you do not like lime I suggest using a bit more OJ and omit the lime juice.

We made BBQ sandwiches with the leftovers and that didn’t go over quite a well as the pork over rice. What DID work was salsa and pork! YUM!!

As an extra for today… here’s my salsa recipe:

  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Green onion (1 stalk)
  • Seeded Jalepeno
  • Salt
  • Cilantro (as much as you want!)

This doesn’t make a lot so if you want more, just double or even triple the recipe. And if you do not like jalepeno I’ve found that green pepper is a wonderful substitution! The yummy pepper taste is still there without all the heat! Which means kids can easily eat that version as well!!

salsa with pork

 

 

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