Monday, January 4, 2010
Cooking with son
I received the Diners, Drive Ins' and Dives cookbook for Christmas. Son loves the food from that show. He won't actually watch an entire episode with me. So, it was his turn to cook and he picked pork and sweet potato empanadas. It's an involved recipe I said. That's OK. So, the afternoon was spent cubing the meat and then putting it into marinade, making the dough and letting it chill, cooking the pork until it was fork tender and easy to shred, making pineapple salsa and chipotle glaze, cooking the sweet potatoes and then assembling the empanadas. They came out pretty good. I did scarp their dough recipe and made a fresh batch using "my" own recipe. We have plenty of filling left over. Try finding a 1 lb pork shoulder. I saved the cooking liquid and with the filling and few more ingredients we will have pork pot pie for dinner tonight.