This Week's Pinterest Efforts- Skinnytaste's Fillipino Adobo Pork

by - Sunday, October 21, 2012

 After making the cookies last week, The Boy and I talked about how it might be kind of interesting to try to use some more of what I pin. So the goal right now is to try a recipe every week or so and see how it goes.

This week, we tried the Skinnytaste blog's recipe for Fillipino Adobo Pork (the picture is from the blog as well- you can find it here- http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/08/slow-cooker-filipino-adobo-pulled-pork.html) We were excited about the idea because it is a slow cooker recipe, and we are still trying to figure out what to do with the thing. We also tried her crab cake recipe, but it was basically the same except that you use corn and ritz instead of panko.


The recipe is at the link, so I won't recount it all here. Basically, you throw a pork roast, garlic, jalapeno, bay leaves, and some other business in the slowcooker. The more time you can give it, the better.

  

When we finished it, the pork didn't have as much taste as we were expecting (it really filled the house with smell). The problem, I think, was that the roast was taller than the broth, so each side was only really marinating half the time. If we were wiser, we would have pounded it down, so if you go for this one, be wiser than us and make sure the whole thing is covered the whole time. 


After like 8 hours, you shred it up, and it looks something like this.


Isn't it sad just how much better the other blog is at taking glamor shots of their food? All in all, I would give it a 4 out of 5, but I think the problem was more ours than the recipe. I highly recommend eating it with something fresh, because the meat and rice are so heavy. We had it with broccoli. We even talked about some sort of salsa, but i am not sure that would work. I would recommend this, but buy a small roast or you will be eating it for the rest of your life. The skinny blogger person must feed like 6 people a meal.

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