I hope you’re doing well! Me? Honestly, I’m actually feeling pretty crummy, lol. It’s another wonderful Wednesday where I get to share my cooking videos with you, but I got sick last night & was basically bedridden all day. Ick. Still gotta keep sharing the good food & good conversation with you, so here we go!
So far for Dining At Tiffany’s Season 2 – Comfort Food Remix, we’re talked about:
– getting over breakups/ rough times (& made Chicken Adobo)
– moving on & moving forward (& made delicious sweet potato rosemary pasta sauce)
– using up “residual love” in positive ways (& ice cream cake happened!)
In this episode, we’re talking about something similar to my situation right now– when life slows down. As we’re going through the daily grind & chasing success, there’s inevitably a part of our story when we’re forced to slow down, sometimes even to a screeching halt. Sometimes we are faced with down time or delays during which we have no choice but to play the waiting game.
– getting sick/injured
– unemployment/ waiting to hear back from interviews (more about that & my cover letter writing guide here! http://bit.ly/DATcoverletter)
– little things, like missing the bus or waiting for someone to finally text you back (lol)
In times like these, it’s really a test of patience, & even a test of resourcefulness. Sometimes you’ve gotta make do with what you have, taking the situation given to you in stride. As you grow up, you start to develop a positive attitude & not let it phase you when you’re forced to slow down. You realize that no matter what, it’s all gravy! 😉
Plus, sometimes that gravy is ladled onto french fries, accompanied by some melty cheese, & finished with some Slow Cooked Adobo Pulled Pork in Canadian-style Poutine with a Filipino twist! Chef AC Boral with So Good & Delicious food teaches us how to make this delicious comfort food dish & opens up about taking it slow:
Just like AC advises, stay persistent & keep your head up. Our context & situations may present challenges, but at the end of the day, you’re still you & that’s what matters — hold on to that! For example, last week I stumbled upon an old tumblr account from five years ago that I totally forgot about (HappyHealthyTiffany.tumblr.com). It’s reassuring to see that while I’ve grown up a lot, I still have the same values & aspirations as I did back then; it all just materialized through a different recipe than I expected.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Adobo Pulled Pork Poutine
By AC Boral for Dining At Tiffany’s
Makes 4 servings
Poutine is a simple dish originating in Canada. All that’s needed to make poutine is pommes frites (French fries), cheese curds, and gravy. We’re twisting this recipe by making a hearty adobo pulled pork to top the fries before finishing with some gravy and mozzarella cheese. The pulled pork recipe leaves you with a lot of extra pork which can be eaten in so many other ways, like with rice or in sliders or even for more poutine!
PULLED PORK RECIPE
2-3 lb. Pork shoulder
5-7 Garlic cloves
2 c Yellow onion, sliced
1 tsp Black pepper
3-4 Bay leaves
½ c Soy sauce
½ c Cane vinegar
½ c Chicken stock
- Layer the bottom of slow cooker with onions, followed by pork shoulder.
- Add pepper, garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, and stock to slow cooker.
- Set on LOW for 8 hours.
- Let cool with lid off and carefully remove pork shoulder from slow cooker and place in a large bowl.
- Separate large pieces of fat, chop finely, and reincorporate some for moisture and flavor if you wish.
- Take two forks and shred pulled pork.
- If desired, add ¼ c of drippings from the slow cooker and reincorporate into shredded pulled pork for extra flavor and moisture.
2 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Whole wheat flour
2 c Drippings, reserved from slow cooker recipe above
8 oz Mozzarella cheese, in small cubes
1 bay leaf, optional
4 garlic cloves, optional
- Start the butter and flour in a saucepan on LOW heat.
- As butter melts, stir with flour to combine and let cook together for a few minutes as the raw flour taste cooks out.
- Add the drippings (and bay leaf and garlic if you like a stronger adobo flavor) and whisk together.
- Whisk continuously until gravy thickens.
- Let gravy come to a simmer and add cheese curds.
- Turn off heat and whisk together so cheese melts slightly.
A nice big plate of your favorite fries
6-8 oz. of Slow Cooker Adobo Pulled Pork
½ c of Adobo Gravy with Cheese
- Take your nice big plate of fries and top with pulled pork and gravy.
- Garnish with scallions and enjoy!
Let us know if you made this! For added fun, you can tag us & use our hashtags!
AC: @sgdfood / #sgdfood / #TheBestThingsInLifeArePork
Me: @DiningAtTiffs / #DiningAtTiffs / #HungryNotThirsty (lol!)
Thanks for stopping by! Toodles!
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