Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kahlua Pig


I feel guilty writing this post...like I've stolen some ancient secret and I'm blogging about it to the entire world.  This really might be the most amazing discovery I've ever made.  At least as it relates to my taste buds.  The crazy thing about it is it's 3 ingredients and literally zero work.  It's as easy as grabbing a bag of chips; I'm not joking.

This also might be why the islanders are such a robust group of fellers.  They make this stuff and can't stop eating it.  It's like crack in a pig.  So...without further ado, I give you Kahlua Pig!
This is NOT how you will be making your pig.  But it looks cool.

Kahlua Pig


6 lb pork roast.  You can use shoulder or butt, up to you.
1 TBSP liquid smoke.  I used Wright's brand because it is just condensed Hickory smoke and water.  Some of the other brands had molasses and caramel color and other doo doo.

Course Sea Salt


Rub your roast with some salt.  Put said roast in a large crockpot.  Drizzle liquid smoke over roast.  Turn crockpot on low.  Come back some hours later (mine was done after about 9 hours, others have said 16-20, but I think they're loco).

Your pork should shred with a fork.  Shred it in the crockpot with all the juices and eat it up!

It will look more like this:

Photo courtesy of skinnytaste.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Strawberry Mango Salad

Some friends and I headed down to the Southwest Regionals CrossFit Games this past weekend.  Amazing.  It was hard to be a spectator and not a competitor, but it was also so motivating.  What an incredible group of athletes.  Not only were the performances outstanding, but the one thing that constantly reminds me of how much I love this sport is the commeraderie.  You see athletes finish their WOD, panting and exhausted, get back on their feet and make their way over to those still struggling to get through the heat; it's breathtaking and inspiring.

Speaking of breathtaking: I found this recipe on Pinterest the other day.  I knew immediately that it must find its way into my face.  It is absolutely amazing; refreshing and a party for your mouth.  Do it.
Photo courtesy of mcconkiemenu.blogspot.com

Strawberry Mango Salad
Courtesy of McConkie Menu and slightly modified


1.5 Cup Strawberries, finely diced
1.5 Cup Mangos, finely diced
3/4 Cup Red Onion, finely chopped
12 Basil Leaves, finely chopped
2 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

Combine all ingredients. The original recipe suggests letting it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld, but we were starving and served it immediately...it was delicious, even for the impatient.