So I cooked something wonderful yesterday that I wanted to share with you. I'm a firm believer that in order to do any true food blogging you must present a real life picture of the food event in order to adequately tell the tale. I, however, could not get a decent, or shall I say, adequate to my own standards, photo of the pulled pork roast endeavour from yesterday. Let's face it, pork is not very photogenic and after it's cooked even less so. Cooked pork is dull and grey and if it isn't dowsed in colorful BBQ sauce of some sort it lacks any excitement to the eyes whatsoever, and the ingredients I used added no color at all, but I digress.
One 5-6 pound trimmed & lean pork roast, 1 & 1/2 cup coarsely ground horseradish & one full bottle Paul Newman's Vinegar & Oil Salad Dressing. Sear pork roast in unsalted butter & olive oil in a large roaster. ( I used a Martha Stewart 5 quart cast iron covered casserole ) After seared, add salad dressing and add horseradish as a thick layer directly on top of roast. Simmer for 5 hours without turning, then shred and mix all ingredients together. Serve on buns with pepper jack cheese & mushrooms. Easy-peasy & SO Delish!!
(Disclaimer • Don't be fooled or intimidated that I used a Martha Stewart pan. I do not profess to be of her caliber, I merely love her products. And although I do love to cook and discover new foodie finds, I can muck up the simplest of kitchen tasks. Just this morning, I put two eggs in water, along with my favorite little egg shaped timer from Crate & Barrel, onto the stove to boil. I had some design work to do on the computer and headed towards my studio with plans to merely 'get things started' - turing on Adobe Creative Suite. I'm not sure how much time passed but I knew I was intently working away without taking a notice of time when I heard a big POP! I was sure the cat or dog had knocked something over as I made my way toward the POP, the kitchen. I was passed by two frantic animals, a cat & dog, who looked as if they would never return the vicinity of the kitchen in the near future. I barely remembered that I put eggs on to boil until I saw the remnants splattered from counter to wall to ceiling and everywhere inbetween. Yes, hard boiled egg travels far and actually stick quite well when left unattended on high heat. I discovered my little pan & sweet little egg timer blackened to a crisp and quickly ran their remains out the back door to finish smoldering on the back step. So coupled with the fact that I have no food photo and I have divulged my true life exploding boiled egg incident, you may be on the fence as to whether to try my delicious horseradish pulled pork recipe. I hope you give it a shot anyway and let me know what you think! )