Jan 29 | Pork, Chicken | 0 Comments
Chorizo and Potato Tostadas10 Corn Tortillas
1/4 C Oil1lb. Chorizo Sausage,Chicken or Pork, no casing
1/2 C Onions, small dice
1 C Potato, small dice
1 tbsp. Garlic, minced1/2 C Cabbage, shredded
1/3 C Carrot, shredded
1/3 C Radish, shredded
1/2 C Cojita, Queso Fresco or Cheddar Cheese
3 Limes, sliced
1/3 C Cilantro, chopped
Pre heat the oven to 400 F. Spread 2 tablespoons of oil on a large baking sheet and lay out the tortillas. Rub both sides of the tortillas in the oil, place in the oven an cook until crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove the tostadas form the oven and season with a pinch of salt.
Pre heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the rest of the oil to the pan. When the oil smokes, place the sausage, potato, onion and garlic in the pan and sauté (aka toss) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
To serve, place a 1/4 C of the sausage/potato filling onto a tortilla and top with shredded cabbage, carrot, radish and cheese. Garnish with a squeeze of lime and chopped cilantro.
For an all veggie option, you can serve this with beans, chopped vegetables, sweet potatoes, tofu or tempeh.
May 10 | Spices and Seasonings, Pork, Video | 0 Comments
Jerk is a term referring to a spicy marinade/paste made from habanero peppers, herbs, citrus, garlic and ginger and is a staple of island culture and flavors. In Jamaica, jerked foods are served from roadside, wood-fired grills with the flavors and aromas pulling people in from all over the community. The term jerk originated from the mexican word "charqui" which means dried meat or jerky.
The recipe below is pretty darned authentic with whole fresh ingredients, herbs and spices. You can also make a big batch of this paste and keep it in the fridge for up to a month.
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Jamaican Jerk Pork2 Habanero Peppers, Chopped
1 tbsp. Ground Jamaican Allspice
1 tbsp. Thyme
¼ C Green Onion, Chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
½ inch Fresh Ginger, Chopped
2 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tbsp. Sugar
1 tbsp. Salt (Optional)
1 ea. Lemon, Lime, Orange, Juiced and Zested
1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil2 lbs . Boneless Pork Loin Chops, Chicken, Fish or Vegetables
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Place the pork into a bowl and marinate with the jerk paste overnight. Place the grill over medium high heat and grill the pork for 5 minutes on either sides or until cooked through.