Recipe of the Week: Caribbean Mango Pork and Tropical Rice

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Recipe of the Week: Caribbean Mango Pork and Tropical Rice

Ingredients

Pork

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup ketchup (preferably organic)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (or ground)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked black beans (about 1 can, drained + rinsed)
  • 1-2 mangos, peeled + chopped

Tropical Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine or basmati rice
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • juice + zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper

The Rest

  • 1 batch Garlic Tostones/Plantain Chips
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • limes + warmed tortillas, for serving

Instructions

To make the Pork in the oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat a heavy bottom dutch oven pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Season the pork all over with salt and pepper. Once hot, add pork to dutch oven and sear on all sides until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side). Remove the pot. Add the crushed tomatoes, ketchup, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, all-spice, cayenne pepper, orange juice, soy sauce and molasses.
  3. Place a lid on the pot and place in the preheated oven. Roast the pork for 3-4 hours or until the pork is falling off the bone and shreds easily. Shred the pork in the pot and toss with the sauce. Discard and fatty pieces.
  4. Add the chopped mango and black beans and toss with the pork, cover and keep warm.

To make the Pork in the Crockpot

  1. Add the pork to the bowl of your crockpot. Add the crushed tomatoes, ketchup, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, all-spice, cayenne pepper, orange juice, soy sauce and molasses. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Shred the pork in the crockpot and toss with the sauce. Discard and fatty pieces.
  2. Add the chopped mango and black beans, toss with the pork, cover and keep warm.

Tropical Rice

  1. About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat make the rice. Add the coconut milk and coconut water to a medium size pot. Bring to a low boil and then add the rice, salt, unsweetened coconut and coconut oil. Stir to combine, then place the lid on the pot and turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible. Allow the rice to cook ten minutes on low and then turn the heat off completely and let the rice sit on the stove, covered for another 20 minutes (don’t take any peeks inside!). After 20 minutes remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Add the lime juice + zest, carrots and green onions, toss. Add a handful of cilantro and toss once more.

Putting it All Together

  1. Divide the rice among plates. Add a tortilla/pitta to each plate and top with shredded pork. Toss on some plantain chips/tostones. Serve with extra mango, shredded coconut, lime and sliced avocado.

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