Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Heating Up the Kitchen: Cuban Pulled Pork Recipe by @MVFreeman

We're gonna heat up the kitchen this holiday season with author MV Freeman and her recipe for Slow Cooked Cuban Pulled Pork. 

Slow Cooked Cuban Pulled Pork—(and it’s easier than one thinks)

The best thing about cooking is the scent—this recipe which I make mostly in the winter (including Christmas) is Cuban Pulled Pork—it is EASY and divine.
You need at *least* a 5 lb Pork Shoulder –pat dry. (I use boneless, and sometimes I use a bit more—because this goes fast.)
The rub: (Mix in a bowl)
·         2 Tablespoons of Oregano
·         1 Tablespoon of Fennel Seeds
·         1 Tablespoon of Thyme
·         1 Tablespoon of Kosher Salt (or Sea Salt)
·         1 ½ Tablespoon of Ground Pepper
·         4-6 Cloves of Crushed Garlic (I usually add more, because I love this spice)
·         ¼ Cup of Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 250 degrees (Yes, you want it low, trust me)
Smear the rub over the meat, use ALL of it.
Put it in a roast pan; and in the oven.
Cook *uncovered* for 8 hours. (Not joking—that long)
I swear, you will love this---the scent is divine. It is aromatic and fills the house. You’ll have to try hard not open the oven. I love making this dish. 
*Note:  You can use beef roast if you want, still is awesome.
What you can do with the Meat:
·         Cuban Sandwiches:  Shred it, slice Cuban bread the long way, put on mustard, pickles, cheese of your choice--- there you go!
·         Tacos
·         Soup
·         Burritos
·         Put on a Salad
·         The ideas are endless

This dish allows one to curl up with a fiery Paranormal Romance, with a stubborn Russian, and a determined heroine it will be sure to warm you up on an a cold winter’s day:  INCANDESCENT.
Some gifts are unwanted, and Laurie Hudson's affinity for fire is one she hates. It has destroyed her relationship with her family and she has few friends. She's fought hard to keep the fire inside suppressed, living a low key life as a bartender, until a brutal and charming man blows into her life.

Around Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Her options are taken away when he kidnaps her, forcing her into a fight she wants nothing to do with. As she learns to survive, Laurie faces the hardest choice of all, her freedom or the destruction of the frustrating man she's come to care for.

A formidable Tri-elemental, Mikhail Petrov commands earth, air, and water. He will use anyone or anything to free himself from the oppressive rule of the Mages, including the untrained fire element he discovers, Laurie. Most of his family has been wiped out in an effort to manipulate him. He thinks he has nothing left to lose. To him, Laurie is a tool, a rare and powerful elemental that is his to use. He fights his feelings for the fire elemental because with caring comes weakness, another opening for destruction. Rarely are emotions as easy to control as his elements.

As he trains Laurie to work with him, he doesn't expect his growing attachment to her. With the Mages closing in, Mikhail faces a choice: destroy the fledgling relationship with Laurie to gain his coveted freedom, or sacrifice himself for hers.
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MV Freeman is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Fantasy, with a love of strong coffee and cream late night writing. "I adore dark stories with anti-heroes, determined heroines, and happy endings. I am represented by Victoria Lea from Aponte Literary Agency."


M.V.Freeman said...

Thank you for letting me share my recipe Patricia-- I enjoy cooking--love your drink recipe!

Patricia Preston said...

I love Hurricanes, too!!!

Katherine Bone said...

Great recipe! I love this one!!!

Donna Cummings said...

Oh wow -- this sounds divine!