Posts tagged braising
Thai Coconut-Braised Lamb Shanks

I wanted to arrive at Lantern a bit earlier than my "date" (fellow blogger buddy and cooking instructor Stacey of CookEatLife), in part to settle my nerves with a gloriously naughty cocktail in their exotic little lounge hidden in the back, but mostly to sit and bask in a food location long on my bucket-list without embarrassing poor Stacey with my drooling and fawning.

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas featuring Negra Modelo

From time to time, it becomes necessary for me to send out eviction notices to large hunks of meat taking up prime real estate in my freezer. This generally happens when I'm in the mood to make dumplings  and ramen broth (any time-consuming food process should be done in large quantities in my opinion), but especially when the holidays roll around and I need the space to store Christmas cookies. I've had a hunk of pig lounging languidly for some time now, thanks to my hunter buddy Ron Colby. Our mutual boss has a ranch in Texas that is inundated with fresh, wild hog and he goes frequently to help keep the population down. That means he comes home with freshly butchered young pig and if you've only been eating the factory-farmed kind, you've been driving past flavor-town, my friend.

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