Pernil - Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder

Pernil – Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder or Picnic Ham

Pernil - a garlicky herby fall of the bone tender Puerto Rican Pork Roast with crispy Chicharron

If you’ve never had the classic Puerto Rican pork roast, Pernil, you’ve been missing out. It’s beyond fantastic – slowly roasted, garlicky, herby deliciousness, done when it’s just about falling off the bone tender.

Pernil - Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder

Pernil – Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder

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Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze

Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze

“No, ga-hrose! Ham Balls?” Yeah, my sister didn’t hold back when I told her I made them. And that gross was a whole two syllable gross! Too bad she’s so far away coz I know I could convert her with these little lovelies. They’re the real, deal Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze, heritage style. No soup or ketchup or any weirdness at all. Just good down-home scratch cooking.

Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze

Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze

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Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Slow cooked to perfection, this fall off the bone, tender pork was featured in “Slow Cooker Redeemed” in the New York Times. “It results in a vaguely Vietnamese tangle of pulled pork that is best accompanied by a bright and crunchy slaw, and served on warm flour tortillas…” I made you wait for Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos, yesterday when I posted the Vaguely Vietnamese Slaw recipe, and I think these Tacos are worth that little delay.

Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

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New Mexican Carne Adovada

New Mexican Carne Adovada

New Mexican Carne Adovada is a dish that is quintessentially New Mexican although versions have traveled Northward into Colorado where I lived for many years. When cravings for the deep red chili flavor comes on, New Mexican Carne Adovada is how I satisfy it.

New Mexican Carne Adovada

New Mexican Carne Adovada

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