So, it's time for our third monthly pickup for the Share-A-Swine Program.
And check it out. We have a RECIPE!
First, this month's haul:
Chops: Mostly rib chops this month, which are my personal favorite. Love that fatty little tail on those suckers!
Bacon: Most of you will find bacon in your Share this month. However, we came to the end of the bacon supply for these two animals before all of the shares were filled. So, for those who didn't get a share of bacon this month, you received an extra pack of pork chops as a consolation prize. And we should have bacon again for the grand finale next month.
Sausage: Three kinds of sausage this month. Regular, Sweet Italian, and Hot Italian. The regular works great in literally any dish, at any meal. The Italians are generally used in pasta dishes around our house, but would love to hear how they are used in yours!
Minute Steaks: We have these versatile little steaks again this month, representing the ham portion of our animal. How did you use yours last month? Read on to check out how one of our members used her Minute steaks.
We're really fortunate to have a recipe this month, from Amy L. Amy is one of our Share-A-Swine members, and she sent me the following recipe that she developed to prepare the Minute Steak. She also mentioned that the recipe works just as well using plain ground pork that was in your share last month. It sounds DELICIOUS!
Here it is, courtesy of Amy:
TACOS AL PASTOR
2# pork chip (Minute) steak or ground pork
2 TBSP minced garlic
1 TBSP cumin
1 TBSP oregano
1 TBSP minced pineapple
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground Annatto ( Goya brand in the ethnic section of grocery store. It is an orange box. There are small pouches inside the box)
1/2 tsp pepper
If using the chip steak, place the steak in a large mixing bowl and add spices. Coat the pork with the seasonings, (If using ground pork, mix all the ingredients together and shape into patties.)
Slice meat. It will crumble as you slice it. Heat a skillet on the stove with some olive oil. Add the chip steak and stir fry until cooked through. (If using ground pork, grill your ground pork patties until cooked through.)
You can add it to wraps or taco shells. Top with grilled pineapple, guacamole and salsa. You can also top it with sour cream. (Amy makes a chipotle sour cream by chopping up one chipolte pepper in adobo sauce and mixing it into the sour cream. Which sounds pretty tasty.)
There you have it, our first ever recipe shared by a SAS member. How bout you? Have you found any great recipes since we started Sharing the Swines?
Hope you all enjoy your shares. See you next month!