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Cochinita Pibil

FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
edited May 2012 in Pork
Don't have to many details, my wife`s Aunt did the whole enchilada:

15lb Pork shoulder
5 lb  Pork ribs
Achiote, and a lot of other spices

All wrapped up in Banana leaves, for security i wrapped in heavy duty aluminum.

Started a few minutes ago at 220-225 with DigiQ, lets see how long it takes??????

Felipe
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Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,271
    Keep us posted.  Cochinita pibil is one of my favorite dishes.  
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • trevorsttrevorst Posts: 64
    One of my favorite Mexican dishes...
    I have made many times in the oven, prior to buying my egg.
    Thanks for posting and reminding me to put it on the egg......
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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
    There is so much rub in this thing, that the banana leaves are not going to hold up, burn and the whole wet rub is going to fall through the grill. Cochinita pibil is not smoked, so i did not add any type of wood flavor. It is a test, because i have had it many times on the oven, so let see whats the difference if any!

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,271
    edited May 2012
    FlyingTivo, The pibil should taste moister on the egg.  I have translated several "oven" dishes to the egg and IMHO they turn out moister and better tasting on the egg. (dry heat vs moist heat?)  
    Traditionally this is cooked in in holes dug in the ground surrounded by very hot rocks, banana  leaves and covered by dirt.  
    I know your aunt prepared this but where did she get the naranja agria or does she have a good substitute for the flavor this orange adds.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
    Austin:

    We have plenty of Sour Orange to go around, its like basil for the rest of you guys, everybody has a small tree either on their garden or in their ranch.

    La Cochinita is at 197 after 12hrs@240, I'm about to pack it up. I will let you guys know later tonight when we serve tacos for my birthday dinner!

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    Makes me want to find banana leaves in the NE.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,697
    I've heard of this dish, but never tasted it. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Would love some more details on it.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
    =))

    Austin:
    You may find the oranges at a local tree farm, they use them to Graft other kind of trees, because they are very tough against pest and climate.

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
    I will try to make my wife`s aunt to talk, if not i will call the Cartel guys to help me out!!!!

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
    13 hrs and the meat is @206º, so its off to the cooler!

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,271
    I will try to make my wife`s aunt to talk, if not i will call the Cartel guys to help me out!!!!

    Felipe  :-)
    Tia's cherished recipe  vs cartel.  My money is on your aunt. 
    Naranja agria are sometimes seen in CM, but not very often.  Let's face it they are not the prettiest orange of the group.

    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 329
    edited May 2012
    OK guys, pulled the bones out and ready for serving!

    Tweev: Im glad i used the aluminum pan, as you can see in the pictures all the juices would have been lost.

    It was the most tender fall of the bone shoulder and ribs ever made! I think its going to be a repeat.

    Sorry for the stray Viking`s fan in Mexico!

    Felipe
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    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Looks great Felipe!!!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,271
    Wish that Viking fork had a longer reach.  That looks fantastic. 


    ^:)^ 
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • lemonadelemonade Posts: 77
    That does look fantastic!!  I've never heard of it.  I want to know more. I'm going to ask a few of my hispanic co-workers for info.     As for doing it on the egg, could you do the wet rub on the inside, and then smoke it on the egg?  Like corn on the cob style? 
    Is it done yet? Is it done yet?
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Looks fabulous Felipe! Good job! Mouth is watering right now!!!
    :D
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
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