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Slow Roasted Bone-in Pork Butt with CRISPY SKIN Fat Cap

“A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS” but i’ll add a few more… slow roasted, unctuous fall-off-the-bone tender, pull apart pork butt-shoulder-picnic roast. COMPLETELY COVERED IN CRISPY SKIN it might take all day, but it is so worth the wait.  there’s not much work to it and it will surely be a big hit at your next gathering. put this baby in …

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Spicy Pickled Pig Feet

PICKLED TROTTERS… WAIT… these are nothing like you would expect. YES…they are quite a bit to handle,  but PUT YOUR GAME FACE ON AND GO FOR IT ! all this talk about nose to tail and sustainability… now you need to SHOW WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF and WALK THE TALK ease into it with a few tostadas…a popular Mexican street …

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The Pig Head Experience…when OFFAL turns AWFUL

how much fun can you have with $ 3.62…??? let me explain… i swear, i just went to the market to find some sweet basil seeds for a drink project i’m working on.  i took a left in the market and there it was…calling my name.  half a roasted pig’s head with ears, nose and eyes intact.  the golden blistered skin, …

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Pig Cheeks wrapped with Bacon, Brown sugar and Onion

MOVE OVER PORK BELLY… there’s a new kid in town. PIG CHEEK ROCKS !!! not that this is any new big discovery, but i have just recently fallen in love.  i simply can not explain how unctuous this small little nugget of pig meat is.  i’ve had beef cheeks before and they are absolutely fabulous in this recipe for Beef …

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Crispy Skin Bone-in Pork Belly by Bill Granger

here you are…as promised … the 3 to 4 hour PORK BELLY if you’ve been following along you probably read about the delicious 3 DAY Pork Belly.  well, this one takes about 3-4 HOURS and it’s just as pork-belly-icious!.   i always say… “you can’t go wrong with pork belly”. this technique produces the ultimate crispy crunchy skin and… juicy fat …

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Country Pate with Gluten and Dairy Free Panade

PATE de CAMPAGNE COUNTRY PATE aka ULTRA FANCY MEATLOAF one of the most satisfying foods i love/hate to make.  every time i make it, i curse at myself for the time and detail i go into and how i can make this one even better than the last one, BUT when it’s time to unveil and i get that first …

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Three Day Pork Belly

3 DAYS !?… is it worth it ?!… of course it is…IT’S PORK BELLY !!! necessary…? i don’t know, but good things come to those who wait. 3 DAY PORK BELLY 1st day…dry brine 2.5 – 3 lb pork belly, with skin 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground pepper rub the pork belly with …

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Easy Hock Terrine

what to do with big beautiful UGLY ham hock…? break it down, tear it apart, smash it in to a loaf tin… call it charcuterie !… hi peoples… sorry, “writers block”… ha…how apropos.  a block for a block. maybe that’s why i have 23 drafts with photos and recipes waiting for some fabulous intelligent description…hmmm…intelligent just ain’t gonna happen. SO…this is a …

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Pork Steaks with Wine, Tarragon and Mustard

I don’t need any encouragement to come up with a recipe that uses wine, because it’s one of those ingredients that adds instant flavour and complexity to so many home-cooked dishes. Here, I’ve paired juicy pork steaks with a voluptuous sauce of cream, mustard, tarragon and Nederburg’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay blend, created specially for Masterchef, in collaboration with Woolworths. This …

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Spicy Sausage Marinara (low carb Pasta)

i’ll bet most home cooks have their own version of an Italian Marinara Sauce in their back pocket. OR…know someone with the best red sauce recipe…OR you have your in-laws’ Italian Grandma’s hand written “gravy” recipe framed on the kitchen wall..well, i do know someone, but i usually just wait for her to have a big family dinner and hope …

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