Hi, its me again. Yes…. I’m back for now, probably not long though. School just started last week, so just been trying to get back into the swing of things. A lot has happened in the last week and a bit… started a new program, C’s bday, met some new friends, and the list goes on. Sorry, don’t mean to be a bore, so on to the food talk!
The decision to make pulled pork was a little random… I came home and noticed this giant piece of pork in the fridge (it was giant… like 6 lbs). Asked dad if I could use it to make pulled pork… he looked skeptical but agreed. I remember reading a recipe on allrecipes.com a while back, where all you needed was a somewhat big piece of pork (rump, sirloin, or w/e) and enough beef broth to cover most of the pork.
Throw the two ingredients into a slow cooker, set on ‘high’, and come back in 5 hours.
After 5 hours, it looks like this. Transfer the shrunken piece of meat out of the cooker and into a pan. Leave the beef broth/ pork juices b/c you will use it later.
Grab 2 forks and shreddddd.
Looks like chicken
Add 2-3 spoons of beef broth into the shredded pork to moisten it up. Add more if you feel that it’s still too dry.
Its time to get saucy. I separated my pork into 2 dishes so I could try 2 different sauces: regular BBQ sauce and korean BBQ sauce. Keep adding sauce until you think there’s enough. Mix well.
Before you make your sandwiches, pop the tray in the oven (covered w/ foil) to warm it all up. About 15 mins at 450 degrees F.
Optional: thicken up the rest of the beef broth/ pork juice w/ cornstarch or flour to make a gravy to go over the pulled pork.
Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries
- 5-6 Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
- salt & pepper
- olive oil
- Cut your potatoes up into thin, long pieces. Transfer into a bowl.
- Add rosemary, salt, pepper, and a couple tbsp olive oil. Mix well.
- Transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees F. Move the fries every 10 minutes to evenly brown all sides.
More random food talk…. just over a week ago, it was C’s bday. I ended up taking him to a restaurant on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver called ‘C Restaurant’. They are known for their unique take on seafood, as well as their involvement in sustainability and use of local ingredients. Groupon actually had a deal for a 9-course tasting menu at the end of august, so I figured it would be perfect to go there to celebrate his bday. The food was amazing… all 9 dishes… there were actually no words to describe some of the things we tried… just so good. No pictures of the food b/c it seemed a bit inappropriate, but seriously just trust me…. so good, you have to go try.
And lastly, our latest friday food adventure. No decisions necessary b/c C cooked, while I studied =] Thank you.
Last thing I wanted to say is that I probably won’t be updating this thing regularly anymore… probably try to pop in randomly though. See ya’ll later!