Friday, June 26, 2009

Crock Pot BBQ Pork


3 pounds pork shoulder
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce


1. Cut boneless pork shoulder crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.

2. In crock pot, combine sliced pork, onion, garlic, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, pepper, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well, and cover. Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender. Shred meat with forks and serve.

Pineapple Rum Cocktail

1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice
2 cups spiced rum (I used Malibu Rum)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 6 to 8 limes)

In a large pitcher, stir together 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, 2 cups spiced rum and 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 6 to 8 limes). Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice garnished with lime slices.

Steak with Peanut Sauce


2 garlic cloves
1 piece fresh ginger (1 inch long)
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds flank steak (we need closer to 2 lbs)

We love the sauce, so last time I doubled the whole recipe.


In the morning: Peel garlic; peel and slice ginger. Place both in a blender with peanut butter, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup vinegar, sugar, red-pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons water. Blend until smooth. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish; add all but 1/2 cup sauce and refrigerate. Cover and store reserved sauce at room temperature.

To Cook:
Grill until steak is medium-rare - don't over cook flank steak you'll be sorry. Let the steak rest 10 minutes before thinly slicing on a diagonal.

Serve sliced steak with sauce.

1st summer update

I know, I haven't given you much lately, but here are a few new recipes to try...

Steak with Peanut Sauce (highly recommended by Christine - who HATES steak!)

Crock Pot BBQ Pork

Pineapple Rum Cocktail