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Recipe: Sour Orange Pulled Pork

Sour Orange Pulled Pork

Sour Orange Pulled Pork


With the election out of the way, forget about going red or blue and go orange with this recipe for Sour Orange Pulled Pork. The country may be divided on candidates, but (barring religious regions) we can all agree on the deliciousness that is pulled pork.

The sourness of the Sour Orange Pulled Pork goes great over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes. It’s a sour, sweet, salty, fatty combo that’s a great treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, mashed into a paste
  • 1 4-lb. bone-in pork shoulder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 TBSP honey
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

    Sour Orange Pulled Pork

    Sour Orange Pulled Pork is slow cooked in a mixture of orange and lime juice.

  1. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil and garlic paste in a large roasting pan. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerate 30 minutes before ready to cook.
  2. Preheat oven to 300F.
  3. Season the pork all over with salt and pepper. Add the chicken stock and cover.
  4. While pork is cooking, put the orange and lime juices and honey in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to 2 cups (it will be a syrup consistency). Let cool to room temperature.
  5. Also while pork is cooking, cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes and boil in a large pot for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Once cooked, mash sweet potatoes to desired consistency.
  6. Heat the butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and mased sweet potatoes and press into the skillet with spatula. Cook, scraping and turning as the bottom browns, until hot.
  7. Once pork has cooked, shred the pork using 2 forks or your hands.
  8. In a medium saucepan, toss the shredded pork with the sour orange honey glaze and reheat over medium heat.
  9. Serve the pork on top of prepared sweet potatoes (reheated if necessary). Garnish with cilantro leaves.

There are several components to Sour Orange Pulled Pork, but none of them are difficult. The hardest part will be leaving with the wonderful smell of slow-cooking pork in the oven. Exercise some patience!

You can also add some cilantro to the sweet potatoes while cooking if desired. And if you really want to go hog wild (couldn’t resist!) you also add some bacon. The more pork the merrier.

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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Cookin', Entrees, Recipes

 

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Recipe: Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs

Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs

Save cooking time by using a pressure cooker and finishing off the ribs in the broiler.

 

Put that Chinese take-out menu aside, I’ve got a spareribs recipe that’s easy to prep and easy to cook: Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs. These ribs are crispy and have a nice sweet heat to them.

For this recipe for Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs you will need a pressure cooker and a broiler. As an alternative, you can slow cook them in the oven at about 300F for 4-6 hours.

Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs

Dip and dunk these ribs into a plum sauce pan sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plum sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (I used low sodium)
  • 2 racks pork spareribs
  • 4 TBSP fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 1 TBSP molasses
  • 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 TBSP Sriracha

 

 

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the plum sauce, soy sauce, molasses, ginger, garlic and half of the honey. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add Sriracha and pulse to combine.
  3. Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs

    Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs

  4. Cut the spareribs into 3-rib sections and transfer to a pressure cooker. Add the plum sauce puree and let stand, turning often, for 45 minutes.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of water to the pressure cooker then cover and cook at high pressure for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Run cold water over the pressure cooker to release the pressure.
  7. Transfer the ribs to a foil-lined baking sheet, meaty side up.
  8. Boil the cooking juices until reduced to 2 cups. Transfer the plum sauce pan sauce to a bowl.
  9. Preheat the broiler and position a rack about 8 inches from the heat.
  10. Brush the ribs all over with the remaining honey and broil, turning once, until the ribs are glazed and crispy around the edges (about 5 to 10 minutes).
  11. Transfer the rib sections to a cutting board and slice into individual ribs. Serve with the plum sauce pan sauce.

I love pork ribs (well, any ribs really), but I especially enjoy the sweet heat and crispiness of these Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Ribs. They’re perfect for Fall and football season.

As I mentioned above, if you don’t have a pressure cooker, just marinate them and slow cook them in the oven for 4 to 6 hours at about 300F. Then, broil them off per the instructions.

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Cookin', Entrees, Recipes

 

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Recipe: Peach-Pepper Jelly Pork Chops

Peach-Pepper Jelly Pork Chops

Peach-Pepper Jelly Pork Chops

I like most of my recipes, but I’m in love with this recipe. I used the fresh ingredients I got from the farmer’s market to take this pork chops to another level.

Full disclosure: I used pineapple pepper jelly from the farmer’s market. However, I’m sure any regular pepper jelly will do.

I highly recommend using bone-in pork chops. The flavor is really intense if you cook them with the bone in.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bone-in pork chops
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • Peach-Pepper Jelly Reduction

    Peach-Pepper Jelly Reduction

  • 1 peach, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup pepper jelly
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Season pork chops with desired amount of salt and pepper..
  2. Bone-In Pork Chops Cooking

    Bone-In Pork Chops Cooking

  3. Melt butter in a skillet with the olive oil over medium heat.
  4. Drop in pork chops and cook, turning to cook all sides evenly. Pork chops will be ready when a meat thermometer registers a temperature of at least 145F.
  5. Remove pork chops from skillet and place in an oven to keep warm.
  6. In the same skillet over medium-low heat, sauté peaches and pepper jelly until a reduction has formed.
  7. Remove pork chops from oven, plate and spoon peach-pepper jelly reduction onto each one then serve.

This is a pretty easy dish with a lot of flavors. These Peach-Pepper Jelly Pork Chops are perfect for a summer dinner party. I served mine with fresh green beans from my mom’s garden.

If you can find pineapple pepper jelly, use it. If not, don’t be discouraged and use whatever you can get to create this sweet heat pork chop dish.

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Cookin', Entrees, Recipes

 

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Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Pork Roast

Pomegranate-Glazed Pork Crown Roast Slice

Pomegranate-Glazed Pork Crown Roast Slice

The team at POM was generous enough to send me some of the new POM Wonderful POM POMs Fresh Arils to try out. What’s great about this POM product is that it saves you the hassle of having to seed a pomegranate yourself.

The POM POMs can be used on yogurt, granola, a salad. There are many ways to use the arils, but I chose to use them to make a Pomegranate-Glazed Pork Roast. The acidity of the pomegranate juice and arils really went well with the fattiness of the pork.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 pound pork roast (tenderloin or crown roast)
  • 1 cup POM POMs Fresh Arils
  • 2 cups POM pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP Creole (or dijon) mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Pomegranate Glazed Pork Crown Roast

    Pomegranate Glazed Pork Crown Roast

  3. Prep the pork roast by seasoning with salt and pepper and placing in a roasting pan.
  4. To make pomegranate glaze, combine pomegranate juice, sugar and mustard in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk together all ingredients. Boil until roughly 1/2 cup of liquid remains. Then set aside to cool and thicken.
  5. Drizzle 1/4 of the glaze over the pork roast and place the roast in the oven. Glaze the roast two more times during roasting. Make sure some glaze remains.
  6. Cook until pork temperature registers between 145F to 160F. Remove from oven to rest.
  7. After resting, cut roast into slices, drizzle with remaining glaze and garnish each portion with POM POMs arils.

This was a dish I made for Christmas, but it’s a great meal for a dinner party. The pomegranate and pork work really well together, especially with the added kick of the Creole mustard.

Using the POM POMs arils will give the dish a little crunch and another nice pop of flavor. For more POM product recipes, you can visit the POM recipes page. To learn more about POM POMS Fresh Arils, visit the POM product page.

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Cookin', Entrees, Recipes

 

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