Takin’ it Slow – Slow Cooker Adobo Pulled Pork Poutine with AC Boral

Hii everyone!

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.

Por ejemplo:
– 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:

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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

  1. Layer the bottom of slow cooker with onions, followed by pork shoulder.
  2. Add pepper, garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, and stock to slow cooker.
  3. Set on LOW for 8 hours.
  4. Let cool with lid off and carefully remove pork shoulder from slow cooker and place in a large bowl.
  5. Separate large pieces of fat, chop finely, and reincorporate some for moisture and flavor if you wish.
  6. Take two forks and shred pulled pork.
  7. If desired, add ¼ c of drippings from the slow cooker and reincorporate into shredded pulled pork for extra flavor and moisture.

GRAVY RECIPE

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

  1. Start the butter and flour in a saucepan on LOW heat.
  2. As butter melts, stir with flour to combine and let cook together for a few minutes as the raw flour taste cooks out.
  3. Add the drippings (and bay leaf and garlic if you like a stronger adobo flavor) and whisk together.
  4. Whisk continuously until gravy thickens.
  5. Let gravy come to a simmer and add cheese curds.
  6. Turn off heat and whisk together so cheese melts slightly.

POUTINE RECIPE

A nice big plate of your favorite fries

6-8 oz. of Slow Cooker Adobo Pulled Pork

½ c of Adobo Gravy with Cheese

Chopped scallions

  1. Take your nice big plate of fries and top with pulled pork and gravy.
  2. 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!
With love,

Tiffany R.

Dining At Tiffany’s

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