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Pulled Pork Secrets!

Patagonia MixCatriel MenendezComment
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I love pork; I make so many different recipes with it. It is the most versatile protein because you can eat it in many different ways, from sauces to bacon to pulled pork.

This recipe helped me win a pulled pork competition so I will tell you what you need to bring your pulled pork to the next level.

Ingredients:

Pork Shoulder 1 ea

Patagonia Mix 4oz

Onion 2 medium

Garlic 1 head

Carrot 4 ea

Celery 1 bunch

Tomatoes 4 ea

Red Wine 4 cups

Oil 1 cup

Method:

First, take the pork shoulder out of the refrigerator. We want to let it rest until the preparation for this recipe is finished, or until it reaches room temperature. This allows the pork to cook more evenly throughout. Heat the oven to 450*F.

Cut all the vegetables into big cubes and place them on a sheet pan with oil. Place the tray in the oven and bake until all the vegetables are caramelized or slightly burnt. This will give us the sugar and the extra flavor that we need for the sauce. Take the Patagonia Mix and mix it with oil. Rub the pork with this paste and let it marinate. Put all the vegetables in a deep pan, add the wine and place the pork on top with the skin up. Put the pan in the oven and reduce the heat to 300*F.

The pork will cook and start to lose all the juices and the vegetables will absorb all this. Make sure to brush the meat with the sauce every half hour to keep it tender and juicy.

This technique is low and slow, so if you cook the pork for a longer time, the protein will break and will make the meat melt in your mouth. So plan to cook this guy for 4 to 6 hours.

After cooking, let it rest for 15 minutes. Pull apart all the meat and place it in a bowl.

Take all the juice and vegetables and blend it finely. Adjust the salt and pepper, and this is a perfect time if you want to add some hot sauce.

Mix this sauce in with the meat.

Serve it in your favorite bun or tortilla with your favorite toppings.

Comment if you have any questions, suggestions or recipe requests.

Enjoy!!

Salmon with Spice the Sea

Spice the SeaCatriel MenendezComment
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The best way to cook a salmon is by searing it. Why? Because you are creating a nice golden brown crust that will increase the natural sugar of the fish, which gives us more flavor.

Let’s start cooking, but first, here is the list of ingredients you need.

Ingredients:

Salmon 1 portion

Oil 2 tbsp.

Butter 2 tbsp.

Spice the Sea 1 tbsp.

Method:

Remove the salmon from the cooler, and let it reach room temperature.

Heat up a skillet to medium-high.

Add the oil to the pan and let it warm up until smoky.

Take the salmon and place it on the pan, skin up. Do not move the salmon for 2 minutes. This will create the crust that we are looking for. Flip it over and cook it for 5 more minutes on medium heat.

Put the butter in a different pan and melt it, remove from the heat, add the Spice the Sea and let it set.

Plate the salmon skin down and brush with the butter. This will give the fish the juice it needs, the perfect balance of spices and the shine for presentation.

Enjoy with your favorite vegetables!!

Please comment if you have any questions, suggestions or recipe requests!

Swiss Chard Tart With Heritage Blend

Heritage BlendCatriel MenendezComment
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I really like tarts, especially the savory ones. I remember the first tart I tried was so good that I burned my tongue with melted cheese but I did not care. The crunchy dough and the creamy filling really caught my attention from a young age.

So here is a tart recipe that is really healthy and delicious.

Ingredients:

Dough:

Flour 500gr (17.6 oz)

Salt 10gr (0.3oz)

Water 300gr (10.5oz)

Oil or Fat 100gr (0.3oz)

Filling:

Chard 2 bunches

Onion 1 ea (sliced)

Garlic 2 cloves (chopped)

Oil 2 tbsp.

Milk 3 cups

Flour 4 tbsp

Heritage Blend 2 tbsp

Salt

Egg 1 ea

Method:

Put a pot with salted water to boil.

Heat the oven to 400*F.

Make the dough by mixing all the ingredients. The dough has to be soft and elastic. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes.

When the water boils, blanch the chard for 1 minute and cool down in ice water.

In a pot place the oil, the onion and the garlic. Cook the onion until is translucent, add the flour and the butter. Cook the flour for 2 minutes and add the milk. Chop the chard and add it to the pot.

Bring the milk to a boil and keep stirring with a wooden spoon. Season it with Heritage Blend. Let the filling cool down.

Cut the dough in 2 pieces, one bigger than other.

Take the tart mold and apply oil to cover the surface.

Stretch the larger piece and place it in the mold.

Place the filling in the tart and cover with the second piece of dough.

Close the tart by sticking the dough together around the edge.

Paint the tart with a whipped egg and poke the tart with a fork to let the air escape.

Bake the tart for 40 to 45 minutes.

Enjoy it hot or cold !!

Green Beans with Spice the Sea

Spice the SeaCatriel MenendezComment
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Green beans are great, especially in the summer.

They are really tasty and nutritious. The problem is people do not know how to cook them or they add so many other ingredients that the flavor gets lost. So here is a simple recipe that will increase the flavor of this French beans so much that you will not stop eating them.

Ingredients:

Green beans 1 bunch

Butter 1 tbsp.

Spice the Sea 1 tbsp.

Salt

Method:

Put water in a pot to boil with salt. Clean the green beans and cut the tips.

When the water is boiling, blanch the beans for 45 seconds. When you take them out, they should be crunchy.

At the same, time heat up a saute pan to medium heat, add the butter, Spice the Sea and place the green beans inside last.

Saute for other 30 seconds and serve.

Enjoy them by themselves or with a steak!