Thursday, April 16, 2009

When Japan meets Arkansas.

Last night I made sushi for my lovely friend Lisa and I. Nothing too fancy - a few California rolls, some avocado and cucumber rolls, and a sweet potato roll. Following our lovely feast, we watched my favourite show of all time, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Every day I hope to turn on the tv and discover the host Guy Fieri has miraculously turned off his inner douche-bag, and become the ultimate amazing babe I know he can be. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen. His surfer-rockabilly look makes me slightly nauseous, but he has a richteous car, and a ridiculously amazing taste for food, so my embarrassing love affair will continue, despite the frosted tips.

Where was I going with this? Oh yes, Triple D (aka Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives). So on the episode we were watching, a delicious dish by the name of Red-Neck Sushi takes the stage. The contents of Red-Neck sushi? Pulled-pork and green onions, deep-fried, with a mayonnaise garnish. What have a spent the past few days making? That's right, pulled-pork and sushi!! It was like Food Network heaven was looking down on me and presenting me with a little food gift.

This afternoon when I got home, I decided to make said delicious dish for Lisa and myself. Let me tell you, it was unbelievable!! Red-Neck Sushi. Who'da thought something so ridiculous sounding could be so incredible. Thank you Guy Fieri.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pulled Pork!!

My new adventure in fooding - pulled pork. I'm currently experimenting with dry rubs, in the hopes of finding the best spice combination. For the cooking process, I'm using my slow cooker. 10 hours on low seems to be just perfect. Following the 10 hours, I take the pork out, pull it apart, and then place it back in the slow cooker for an hour or so with some BBQ sauce. The key is to not use too much BBQ sauce. The meat has such a great flavour on its own, there's no need to smother it.

Though many like pulled pork in a cheap white bun with lots of BBQ sauce, I love mine in fajitas. Corn tortillas, fried just lightly in a dry pan, with cilantro, pineapple, and a few squirts of fresh lime is the ultimate way to eat pulled pork!