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This is my blog of recipes. I like "eating the rainbow" as well as globe-trotting through food. I totally dig heady local produce and local fresh meats.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pork Posole

I absolutely love this shit. I had it at my dad's house a little while back and thought it was amazing. I kind of forgot to recreate it until just recently. This meal is inexpensive, healthy and could feed a crowd. The cubed boneless pork butt is only $4/lb and a large can of hominy is like, $2 or something! What is hominy? you ask. Hominy is corn that has been cooked in lime water in order to remove the rough outer shell. It makes it easier to digest and to process. Just eat it.

2 lbs cubed boneless pork butt
1 1/2 red onion, sliced into thin strips
10 serrano chiles, seeded if you'd like and chopped
5 garlic cloves
4 tomatillos, cut into 8 slices each
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 can hominy
1/4 C rough chopped cilantro
3 avocados, for garnish

In a large heavy-bottomed pan sprayed with Pam, brown the pork over high heat. Remove. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the onions, chiles, garlic and dried spices (there should be fat from the pork to help it go along) and cook until tender (about 10 minutes). Add 2 TBSP of water and the tomatillos and cook, scraping the bits off the bottom for another 5 minutes. Add about 10 C of water and the pork back in. Cover and simmer for an hour. Add the hominy and cilantro after 45 minutes then pump heat back up to high and cook, uncovered, for the last 15 minutes.

Serve with avocado bits and some fresh cilantro.

(Can't wait to eat this for lunch today!!)

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