Sunday, October 3, 2010

Faux Versailles

Costco has a very good carnitas product that just needs to be microwaved. It has all sorts of applications: it can also be used for BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, among other things. I've been wanting to make lechon asado (Cuban-style roast pork) for some time, but it's difficult to find a piece of pork picnic shoulder that large and it takes several hours to prepare, so I decided to shortcut it by using the microwaveable carnitas.
Faux Versailles
I still had plantains from when I made the jerk chicken, so I assembled a meal like the one they serve at Versailles. I made a roughshod garlic mojo criollo sauce and also prepared some converted rice and black beans. The rice turned out a little too hard, but the plantains weren't bad (they did take two weeks to ripen), and the lechon with the mojo criollo sauce actually came out tasting similar to Versailles' dish.

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