May 2, 2005


If we ever get around to issuing the second, updated edition of our cookbook, tonight's improv will definitely be in it.

It's a riff on Pork Adobo from Joy of Cooking and it goes something like this:

Make a marinade of: some chopped chilis; 1/4 C cider vinegar; 2 cloves garlic; 1 t cumin seeds; 1 t ground coriander; 1/2 t salt; 1/2 t oregano; a pinch of cinnamon.

Thinly slice two leftover grilled pork chops cross-grain and marinate them in the above.

Slice an onion; saute it on low heat in olive oil until it caramelizes.

Toss in sliced pork, with the marinade, and about 1/2 can of diced tomatoes. Heat through until liquid is somewhat reduced; serve over rice.

Fabulous! Spicy! I may do an entire chapter in the theoretical cookbook revision just on leftovers - there are so many possibilities.

Posted by otto0114 at May 2, 2005 9:18 PM