200. Roast Pork Shoulder Cubano: Puerco Asado p.477

200. Roast Pork Shoulder Cubano: Puerco Asado p.477

The recipe
Very few things in life are as good, or as simple as roast pork. The bachelor party tradition among my group of friends is to spit-roast a pig over charcoal. We recently went in on a roaster and put it through it’s paces before my wedding. Spending the afternoon hanging out and watching the [...]

9 December 2008 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 5 Comments
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152. Herbed Lima Bean Hummus p.15

152. Herbed Lima Bean Hummus p.15

The recipe
Hummus is a staple of my diet, and although I rarely make them, I quite like lima beans, so, I figured this lima bean hummus was a good bet. I’ve been doing some serious damage to the bean spreads in the book, and this was one of the last ones that really appealed to [...]

29 March 2008 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 3 Comments
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129. Posole: Pork and Hominy Stew p.486

129. Posole: Pork and Hominy Stew p.486

Epicurious doesn’t have a recipe for this one, but one of the posole recipes I found on there looks great, and might address some of my concerns with this dish.
I was really excited to make this. My dining companion came home raving about the posole at Le Jolifou, a great Montreal restaurant which specializes in [...]

7 December 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 7 Comments
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127. Barbecued Chile-Marinated Spareribs p.490

127. Barbecued Chile-Marinated Spareribs p.490

There’s no recipe for this one.
These ribs are dead simple, but they take some forethought. The ribs are simmered in water for an hour, then marinated in sauce of New Mexico chiles, ketchup, garlic, cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, tequila, vegetable oil, ground cumin, and ground allspice for the next eight hours. Half of the [...]

3 December 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 4 Comments
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126. Mexican Corn Soup p.87

126. Mexican Corn Soup p.87

There’s no online recipe for this one.
I just don’t know about summertime soups. The Book has dozens of cold soups based on fresh sweet fruit and vegetables. I can’t say that they appeal to me very much. In part it’s the dissonance of cold soup that bugs me, but I’m not even a huge fan [...]

1 December 2007 | Soups, The Book | 7 Comments
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110. Moroccan-Style Roast Cornish Hens with Vegetables p.392

110. Moroccan-Style Roast Cornish Hens with Vegetables p.392

The recipe
This was my first experiment with Cornish hens, and I think I’m in love. I watched an episode of Freaks and Geeks the other night. In one scene the mother roasts Cornish hens, and serves them to her skeptical family, who use the hens as puppets for a dance routine, and complain that they [...]

25 October 2007 | Poultry, The Book | 4 Comments
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90. Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce p.360

90. Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce p.360

No recipe for this one.
I had a very mixed reaction to this dish. I made it for friends along with some of the other recipes listed under Mexican in the index. It makes a good deal of food, and we weren’t able to eat it all. On the night of the party I had the [...]

9 September 2007 | Poultry, The Book | 2 Comments
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81. Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices p.581

81. Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices p.581

The recipe
This recipe was extremely simple, and as far I’ve seen is the only recipe in The Book that calls for the use of a microwave. Basically a spaghetti squash is microwaved, the strands are pulled out and tossed with a compound butter made with garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt. Top with a bit [...]

29 August 2007 | The Book, Vegetables | 3 Comments
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76. Cilantro Walnut Filling p.420

76. Cilantro Walnut Filling p.420

The Recipe
This is the filling for Twenty-First Century Beef Wellington. The filling for Beef Wellington in the 19th and 20th centuries was a duxelles and paté de foie. It’s a very French preparation which was renamed and popularized by the British. This twenty-first century version has a lot more in common with Argentina than the [...]

17 August 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 2 Comments
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48. Island Pork Tenderloin p.475

48. Island Pork Tenderloin p.475

This recipe from Epicurious includes the tenderloin recipe from The Book, and a bonus salad.
This was an incredibly easy and delicious way to prepare a pork tenderloin. It took almost no forethought because it’s based entirely on pantry staples. Chances are I wouldn’t even have to go out to get the tenderloins. I’m liable to [...]

8 July 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 3 Comments
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