and the winner is ... blogger Deb!
Deb won for her recipe for Cuban Pork Soft Tacos. Blogger Deb, please contact Dena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-0278 to pick a cookbook from our cookbook booty. We've quite a selection.
OK, cooks, we're looking for great recipes for side dishes that can be cooked alongside our fish or steak or chicken on the grill. Sun's out - it must be grillin' time!
Share your favorite sidedish-on-the-grill recipe in the comment section below - then check the blog next week to see if you've won!.
Now, for Deb's recipe (Looks straightforward; try it and let us know what you think):
Cuban Pork Soft Tacos
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaves
1 3-pound boneless pork roast
1 cup sliced onion
Flour tortillas (I like the little ones)
Pico de Gallo or a good salsa
Lettuce and or guacamole is optional
For the marinade, combine lime juice, water, grapefruit juice, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and bay leaf in a small bowl.
Trim fat from the roast. If necessary, cut roast to fit into slow cooker. With a large fork, pierce meat in several places. Place in a large plastic bag set in a deep bowl or a baking dish. Pour marinade over meat. Close bag and chill 6 to 24 hours, turning occasionally to help ensure an even flavor throughout the meat.
In a slow cooker place onion, top with meat and marinade mixture. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
Transfer meat to a cutting board; cool slightly. Skim fat from juices; keep warm. Remove bay leaf and discard. Use forks to gently separate the meat into shreds. Transfer shredded meat to a serving platter. With a slotted spoon, remove onions from juices. Transfer onions to same serving platter.
Serve meat and onions in tortillas with small bowls of the hot juices and Pico de Gallo. If desired, pass lettuce and guacamole. Makes 8 to 10 servings.