Saturday, August 23, 2008
Saturday Night Haramfest for August 23, 2008
Hey, Keeeeds! It's time for supper!
And after all that swimming with the Jelly fishes
and building sandcastles down in Chincoteague VA,
I imagine you must all be hungry for something more substantive than Spaghetti -Os.
Here's what's up for din din:
A lovely, pulled pork barbecue sandwich, with broccoli slaw and baked, sweet and spicy sweet potato french fries.
First, the pork: Starting early in the day, I seared a large pork butt and seasoned it with salt, pepper and herbes de Provence. (Like Italian seasoning with added lavender.) After browning on all sides in a few tablespoons of butter, remove the roast to a roasting pan that has a tight fitting cover. Pour 2 cups of apple juice or apple cider into the pan to get all the brown bits up and pour over the roast. Add a little more apple juice and cover. Roast in a 225 degree oven for 5 to six hours. If you have a crock pot you can do this in the morning and do it for 8 hours.
After braising, remove the roast to a plate and let set til a little cooler. Pull apart with a fork, set aside in a warm bowl, and ladel about 2 cups of the broth from the roasting pan into the pulled pork. This will keep it moist, and it will give the picky eaters something other than barbecue sauce to eat on their sandwiches.
Next: Broccoli slaw. This is too easy. Broccoli slaw is sold by the bag with other shredded vegetables added, like carrots and purple cabbage. Mix 1/2 cup of mayo or salad dressing with 1/2 cup of poppyseed dressing. Mix the broccoli slaw and refridgerate for several hours while the meat is braising.
Serve the meat on sliced kaiser rolls with slaw on the top or on the side.
Sweet potato fries can be bought in the frozen food section. McCains and Alexia are both good brands. Up the temperature of the oven to 400 degrees after removing your roast. Line a broiler pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Layer the fries, spray with the nonstick spray and toss them with the following mixture:
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
pinch of black pepper
1 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Bake for 20 minutes. No need to turn over. They have a nice sweet and spicy taste.
And when you're done eating, you can clean up with this handy-dandy wiper-upper tool!
For the glory of the hole! (4 cylinders inside at ONE TIME!!!) Feel us while soft!