Each time you try a new recipe, it's like blazing a new trail. Today, I tried a Yucatán version of slow cooked pork using Fenugreek seeds. It turned out AMAZINGLY GOOD! I like to try anything once (with very few exceptions....) This recipe is inspired by a Youtube clip with significant modification....I cooked mine version in a crock pot, without the banana leaves. So, it's not exactly the original cooking, nonetheless, it turned out great for me ^-^.
Note: Fenugreek seeds ( to read more see: http://www.theperfectpantry.com/2006/12/fenugreek.html). I got a packet of it from an Indian guy I met at a market. It didn't come with instructions or anything...
2 lb. pork lion (or any cut), cut into 2" cubes
Juice of 1 lime
2 T. lemon juice
1 t. Fenugreek seeds
a pinch of ground clove
a pinch of ground allspice
1 hot pepper, chopped fine
1/2 C. orange juice
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a crock pot, let cook until meat is tender (about 2-3 hr.). It will produce its own juice, use some of the juice in the rice and beans below.
Meanwhile, make rice and beans:
2 C. jasmine rice
1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans
1/2 C. tomato sauce
3 C. Water
1/2 C. juice from the crock pot
Place all ingredients in rice cooker. Cook until done.
Serve pork over rice and beans. Top with chopped jelopeno pepper and cilantro. Enjoy!