Colombian Comfort

22 Apr

This recipe is courtesy of Erica Dinho @colombianrecipe. I encourage you to follow her on Twitter and on her blog

Estofado de Cerdo (see the recipe by Erica here) is basically a pork stew, but oh boy, does it pack a punch.

I won’t re-print Erica’s recipe…I encourage you to click on the link yourself to see it. What I will do is tell you the minor changes Esposita and I made to it and what we thought.

  1. We don’t have any place that sells Yuca here in Poulsbo. We had to call a audible and used sweet potatoes in its place.
  2. Esposita is pushing Paleo, so white rice is out. Granted, rice is a Colombian staple, we made another audible and called in cauliflower in its place.
  3. We didn’t have all the ingredients on Sunday morning, so we started the pork loin roast in the slow cooker with the beer, cumin, salt, pepper, and onion. Erica didn’t mention what kind of beer, so I went with what I had and that is a good old Guinness!
  4. We picked up everything else after Mass and threw it in when we returned. We let it slow cook on high temperature the rest of the afternoon. Since we were having guests and needed a bit more room, we moved it into the oven for the last hour for room and time.

P.S. You can find achiote powder at  your local Hispanic/Latino grocery store. AND, a little goes a long way!

Bottom line, this Estofado was unbelievably good. The flavors were rich and it really was filling. Comfort food Colombian style! The only bad news is that I forgot to snap a phot of it to add to the blog. This will become a regular in our house so stay tuned for a photo later.

Many thanks to Erica for this wonderful recipe. I had gone to her site looking for a salsa for the chicken on Saturday and ran across this. I promise I am a regular on her blog and Twitter now.

Eat well,

Jefe

© 2013 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

P.S.S. Follow me on Twitter @TheFoodJefe. I tweet more than I blog lately as its easier. Hey, I’m up to a whopping 28 followers…who knows, maybe I can hit 30 soon:)

 

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