Friday, April 27, 2012

Carne de Cerdo Guisado con Berenjena (Pork Stew with Eggplant)

Another week; another Puerto Rican recipe.  And you thought I had taken a break from cooking!  No, just had a few bad days, but I'm baaaaacckkkk....For once, we're cooking with pork.  Other than the celebratory Pernil, and those wonderful Garlic Pork Chops, I don't tend to cook a lot of pork.  Jorge eats bacon every morning, and I think that's enough for anyone.  But today's recipe is too good to ignore.  If you don't like to eat pork too often, I understand, but ya gotta try it every now and then.  And the eggplant makes you feel good about yourself because you're eating a vegetable that you probably don't eat very often.       

Carne de Cerdo Guisado con Berenjena (Pork Stew with Eggplant)

2 1/2 lbs. pork stew meat
                                                      3 Tbsp recaito
                                                      1 - 8 oz. Spanish-style tomato sauce
                                                      1 1/2 c water
                                                      1-2 eggplants, peeled and diced
                                                      Adobo, to taste

                                                      In deep cast iron skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil to medium heat.  Cook pork until lightly browned.  Add recaito and tomato sauce; simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add water, eggplant, and Adobo and bring to a boil.  Cover, lowering heat to low.  Cook 30 minutes.  Serve with white rice.

Serves 6-8



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