Thursday, 15 November 2012

Roast pork shoulder with fresh pineapple salsa

To make a long story short, I have found myself with a lot of time on my hands this autumn, so, I've spent a lot of this time cooking.

Tonight's dinner was great, although I wish I'd let the pork marinade in the spice rub for a couple of hours as the inside of the roast didn't taste of much other than pork.

The spice rub is made from cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, pepper corns, ground ginger and salt (pounded in a pestle and mortar or ground in a spice grinder). The pork shoulder is rubbed with the spice mix (preferably left to marinade for a couple of hours), then seared on all sides in a hot pan. Glazed with  honey and then placed in a 200C oven to roast.

The salsa is just chopped pineapple, chilli, tomatoes, banana shallot, lime zest and juice, and coriander.


Monday, 30 January 2012

So, as you can tell I haven't updated this blogg in about a year's time. What can I say, I think getting a job working with food killed my inspiration. I know that probably sounds really weird, but that's what happened. I started working at the deli counter at the local supermarket and all of a sudden my cooking mojo left the building. I think it's working around all that pre-packed crap that we get at the store that killed it for me. You'd think working around that all day, I'd be inspired to cook healthy food from scratch when I got home, but unfortunately that wasn't the case for me.

I will try and update this blogg more often. I do want to keep it going.