Thursday, April 23, 2009
Yup, we are one lucky bunch around here lately. "Why are you so lucky, Dogg" you might ask? We are lucky because we get to be inconvenienced by television. "Television, how does T.V. mess you up" you continue? T.V. screws up everything because they are shooting Law & Order on my block from yesterday until Friday.
See, I am not happy.
This means that all the cars on the block have to be moved or they get relocated. It means that if we come home or have to go to the store or anything while the cameras are rolling we have to wait like cattle. It means that late at night our block could be lit up like noon in July to create the daylight that has long since passed. It means that there could be unusually loud effects depending on the situation ranging from fires, to gun shots to car wrecks. While all of this might sound cool to some of you it is no longer cool to me. My block and my neighborhood is 'film shoot central' and it gets tiring after a while. Its the same thing as people with curly hair wanting straight hair. If you have it you dont want it.
When life gives you film shoots then make lemonade or something like that. Amazing Tastes sent me some flavor packets some moons ago and I have been gradually using them to amazing results.
The flavors are very concentrated so a heavy hand is cautioned against, trust me I found out the hard way. I little sprinke or two is all it takes. I made a syrup by rendering down a little of the tamarind and I rubbed this in with a little of the pork seasoning from Amazing Tastes, wrapped it up in banana leaves and foil and in the oven it went.
I wrap up pork in banana leaves very, very often, it is a flavor that once you have had it once you will only want it in the future. The meat gets so tender and the taste....if you only knew.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 9:38 AM