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Yucatecan Pig In A Pit(Egg)

fyrcatfyrcat Posts: 41
edited 11:17PM in EggHead Forum
We saw Rick Bayless do this recipe on PBS- Slow Roasted Achiote Pork in Banana leaves or Yucatan Pig(whole) in a pit. I thought,wow the Egg mimics his pit -so last nite tried it on a smaller scale.It is kind of a Mexican style pulled Pork-however it is steamed, not roasted. I used a pork leg,next time I will try a shoulder. Achiote paste pureed with lime juice,placed on the roast and put into my dutch oven surrounded by banana leaves. I slow roasted it at 250-300 for 6 hours. Served it with side of guacomole,roasted serrano and garlic salsa,pickled red onions,fresh tortillas done on the egg,and chipotle black beans with wilted spinch and masa gnocchi. It was great!!!!![p]P2150070.jpgP2150070-1.jpgP2150072-1.jpgP2150071-1.jpgP2150075.jpgP2150076.jpg

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 5,009
    fyrcat,
    Great post and photos.
    Your XL makes your dutch oven look so small
    sitting on the plate setter all alone. Has your gasket
    worked out ok? Looks great.
    Darian

    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • fyrcatfyrcat Posts: 41
    Photo Egg,I just got that small dutch oven for christmas,in green to match Anna Nicole(my egg). It works great for smaller meals. My cotronics gasket is working perfectly, I decided to put it on the top as well,for a better seal, Cathy

  • fyrcat,[p]I've been meaning to try the same thing! When we go to the Yucatan, I have a hard time not getting Conchanitas Pilbil at every meal, and that looks about exactly like what you've got there. To what internal temp did the pork go? [p]Also, the pickled onions look authentic, do you have a recipe for those?[p]FossilPeddler
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 5,009
    fyrcat,
    Thanks for the info and gasket update. To many Anna Nicole jokes bouncing around in my head now.
    Take care Cathy,
    Darian

    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    fyrcat,[p]Wow that looks fantastic. I've done the Kalua Pork in banana leaves which was either posted here or on the Basso Forum and really liked it. I watched that Bayless show too. That was a neat cover he had ... methinks he uses that pit alot.[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    fyrcat,
    That is the next Mexican Pork dish on the list.
    I think that it is time to get some lunch.[p]Good job,
    R&J

  • fyrcatfyrcat Posts: 41
    FossilPeddler,I did not watch the internal temp-just watched how easy it was to pull apart-for the 4 lbs it took about 6-7 hours. To do the onions-1 1/2 lbs red onions sliced thin.Place in bowl, and cover with boiling water for 15 seconds. Drain, and add 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and salt to taste.

  • fyrcatfyrcat Posts: 41
    RhumAndJerk,If you go the Rick Bayless's frontera web page, you can find his recipe there...it is great!!!!

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    fyrcat, I went and I saw a lot of really great recipes but I did not see this one. Are you sure you didn't just make this one up? :-) It sure looks good. Maybe you can direct those of us who are "hard of searching"?

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Wise One,[p]Try this out.[p]~thirdeye~

    [ul][li]Pig in a Pit[/ul]
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • fyrcatfyrcat Posts: 41
    thirdeye,That is the recipe, I also have a couple of his books, and the recipe was in there as well.

  • fyrcat,[p]Holy Crap does that look GREAT!!! You know I really need to step my Mexican cooking up another level. However, Not cooking like that inspires me to go to Mexico More.[p]E
  • fyrcatfyrcat Posts: 41
    Eggecutioner,
    when we go to mexico it inspires me to cook even more!!!! I have never had this dish before last nite, but it was so good and different it will become a regular in my Mexican cooking!!!!

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    thirdeye, thanks. That really looks like a fun thing to cook. I'm going to have to try it.

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