Saturday, March 15, 2008
Sweet Cuban Pork Loin, Que rico!
I wrote this over a week and a half ago. . . before we left on our trip, but things got so crazy at the last minute, that I wasn't able to upload this delicious post! So, here it is, a little late, but better later than never, right??? Without further adieu, I give you Sweet Cuban Pork Loin!
I've been trying to post this all week, but I've been a busy little bee and tomorrow morning I'm off to Las Vegas and then to Napa Valley, I can't wait! Since we're not going to be in town for Easter, I made a lovely dinner for my family that consisted of stuffed pork loin , homemade black beans, avocado and tomato salad, and rice. My Mom brought over her "hitachi" rice cooker and made the rice for me since we don't have a rice cooker because we almost never have rice at home unless I'm making risotto. I can't tell you how GOOD my Mom's rice is! Lordy! That's a whole other post one of these days! It's fantasic all on it's own!
I got the recipe for the pork loin from a Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode that was recorded here in Miami :) How appropriate! On the show, it was actually made with pork shoulder, but I had a pork loin and that's what I was gonna use no matter what! I made Roberto Guerra's recipe and I can see why this Cuban recipe could not be beat by Bobby Flay. Here's the recipe = Stuffed Pork Shoulder "a la caja china"
I made some changes, I used guava paste instead of the shells and used proscuitto since it was the only type of ham I had on hand.
The pork was MUY RICO!!!!!!!!!!