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Pork Adovada

Corrine Reagan tells us all about making a colorful menu that kids love! Even beginners can follow her tips to re-create this special dinner! You'll hear why you need a recipe binder and advice for conversation starters around the dinner table. We talk about hospitality including those who are the closest to you - your own family - and how even the simplest hospitality can bless people greatly. Corinne has numerous product recommendations. Stay tuned to hear why you need her must-have kitchen items! (Visit www.comeoverfordinner.com for recipes, product links, and more!)



Pork Adovada Pork Adovada Servings: 12 (adapted from America’s Test Kitchen by Corinne Reagan)


Ingredients: ~6lbs pork sirloin roast Kosher salt 8 ounces dried Guajillo chili peppers 8 cups boiling water 4 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 6 cloves garlic 4 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons coriander 1 teaspoon salt ½ -1 teaspoon cayenne (use according to how spicy you’d like it) ¼ teaspoon cloves

Serve as tacos with: Favorite tortillas Purple cabbage slaw (thinly sliced cabbage + lime juice + cilantro + kosher salt = toss and sit for ~30 min) Radishes, thinly sliced Rice (+ cilantro and light drizzle of olive oil) Sour cream and/or Cojita Cheese Chopped cilantro Alternatively, serve as topping for rice bowl or even alongside roasted potatoes. Leftovers are great on top of nachos.


Directions:

1. Cut the meat into ~1lb chunks. Salt the meat and let sit one hour to 24 hours.

2. Preheat the oven to 325°.

3. Remove the seeds from the dried peppers. Place in bowl and pour the 8 cups boiling water over. Let stand 30 min or until softened. Drain peppers, reserving 4 cups liquid.

4. Combine peppers, honey, vinegar, garlic and dried spices in blender, adding a tiny bit of the reserved liquid from the peppers if needed to form a very smooth paste. Slowly add more liquid while the blender is running to form a very, very smooth sauce.

5. In a Dutch oven-style pot with a heavy bottom, place the pork and pour the sauce over. (I use two pots for this amount). Place on burner and heat to a boil, then place inside the oven.

6. Braise for 2-2 ½ hours. If the meat is not yet tender, cook longer. Let stand at least 10 minutes, then stir to smooth the sauce. Gently break meat into ~1 inch size pieces. Salt to taste.


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5 Comments


Guest
Apr 16, 2023

Corinne,

Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I don’t normally try new dishes out on guests, but coming from a reliable source, I tried this one. Its bright flavor, festive color, and perfect pairings (purple slaw, cilantro rice) did not disappoint. This will definitely be a staple pork dish at our home. Thank you!

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Corinne Reagan
Corinne Reagan
Feb 07, 2023

Hi Cheryl! How did it turn out for your Christmas Eve dinner? Sorry about the recipe omission - Bess is updating. As for the peppers, you're right that it's not a super quick process but in my opinion, so worth it. The two tips I have: keep everything completely dry - the peppers, your hands and any tools. Second, use kitchen scissors to quickly snip off the top and down the side of the pepper then tip to dump the seeds. I know a great podcast you can listen to while doing this part. ;)

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Guest
Feb 06
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Corinne, making this for the second time! And doing the deseeding ahead of time!

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cheryl
Dec 24, 2022

Merry Christmas! I'm making Pork Adovada for the first time ever, for our Christmas Eve dinner. Having never worked with Guajillo chili peppers before, I had no idea it would take more than an hour to deseed them! Is there a trick to speeding up that process? Thanks!


Also, in step 4 of the recipe, please add "drained peppers" to the list of ingredients to put in the blender,

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Bess Hawthorne
Bess Hawthorne
Feb 08, 2023
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I somehow did not get an email alerting me to your comment. I'm so sorry for the late reply! The recipe should be fixed now. Thank you!

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