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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

butt, but picnic shoulder turned into mofongo, yup


Pork, it isnt for everyone but picnic shoulder sure does want to be, in a real bad way.




I picked up a pretty little picnic shoulder.

Trimmed and scored and salted and peppered and plugged with garlic it was ready for the oven.

Roasted slowly till the fat was creamy the skin was crispy and the meat was silky soft and juicy.

I made mofongo.

Mofongo is a delicious dish from the Caribbean made with mashed green bananas this time but plaintains usually and typically roast pork or Pernil- thats how I did it my way and it sure was good.

Oh yeah , I made a couple of pulled pork sandwiches with bbq sauce for my son.

Picnic shoulder, it sure does want to be your friend. Please be my friend and vote for me - Iron Foodie 2010!

24 comments:

Lea Ann said...

I used to bake picnic shoulders all the time...man the house smelled good! Heading over to vote.

Anna's Table said...

This has my mouth watering. Your "mofongo" dish presentations is beautiful. You've got my vote. Best of luck with the contest and have a great day!

Velva said...

Iron Foodie is a good way to describe your cooking style.

That is one big pork picnic shoulder. I am just drooling.

Liv Wan said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. That is a very beautiful pork shoulder. It made me can't stop drooling in front of my computer. Love your presentation too. :)

Claudia said...

Woonderful tasty transformation. Haven't made a picnic shoulder in many years. Maybe it's time.

Adora's Box said...

Looks soooo good. My butcher always sells hand of pork. Is that the same? Anyone who does great things to pork should be iron foodie!

Anette said...

Did you know that Pernille is a norwegian girls name? The food looks tastful as usual!

Cynthia said...

This is the cut I am using this year for my Christmas low. Low and slow for about 5 - 6 hours and then high heat for 20 minutes for perfect crackling and then I am in absolute heaven!

You totally rock. I just voted.

teresa said...

this might just be the first time i've ever heard of a picnic shoulder, but being someone that loves pork, i'm intrigued!

the mofongo looks awesome, i'll go vote!

Marjie said...

It all looks good, but those sandwiches spoke to me! I love pork butt; I think it's the best cut from the pork. Surely it's the moistest!

I'm off to vote.

penny aka jeroxie said...

I think I just drooled on my keyboard.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

You rock! All of your dishes look fabulous and I wan't even sure what a mofongo was (curse word of some kind?) but thanks for sharing:) and what's not to love about a pulled pork sandwich - yum! I will be voting momentarily - keep up the fabulous cooking:)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a great dish love the diagrams as well

~Dana said...

The whole pig, and everything that goes with it looks amazing!

HGourmet Foodie said...

I have voted for you.You have one of the best dishes out there..Amazing pics...Good Luck!!!

Chef Mike said...

Very impressive! You earned my vote

♥peachkins♥ said...

I want those shoulders!!

theUngourmet said...

I love hopping over here to see what you are cookin' up. This mofongo looks amazing and the pulled pork sandwich...I'll take two!

daphne said...

ooooooooooo.. that looks sooo soo good. "mofongo" is pretty impressive as well. Well done on the well roasted pork shoulder-and the cute piggie picture!

Doc said...

Got my vote you MoFo-ngo!

LaDivaCucina said...

Hey Doggy, thanks for the very informative post, photos and education on this cut of pig. It looks damn good, especially the pulled pork sammich!

But, what I want to know is: How do you know about mofongo? From all the PR's in NY?

Just voted for you, hope you win!

Creative Mish said...

I bet this tastes great! beautiful presentation and you have my vote!

Vickie said...

I always learn things on your site - I'd never heard of this dish. Now picnic hams are another story. I love them and they were the first type of ham I ever baked. YUM!

Jenn said...

You know I've always wanted to try mofongo. I remember seeing it once on Diners, Drive-In and Dive. I'm just drooling over that pork shoulder right now. Makes me want a big ol' plate of that. I'm serious!

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