Fabulous Pulled Pork with Doubles

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I’ve read so many time about pulled pork and never ever cook it. It’s time to change. This recipe is from Yvette van Boven. I change only little things so it is not my recipe but it is so delicious I must post it. All you need for this recipe is time. About 6 hours – but you haven’t really much to do.
As always – the shopping list for four peoble
Pulled pork:
1,5 kg shoulder of pork
A lot of spicery, charges per item 2 tablespoons:

  • Brown sugar
  • bell pepper powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoon salt
    and
  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper

That’s all – quite easy isn’t it?

For the Doubles (they come from Trinidad):
450g Flour
A pinch salt maybe two
1 teaspoon curcuma (for color only)
300 ml water
1x bag baking powder (~ 15g)
1 l oil (I used rape oil)
and 1 can of baked beans

coleslaw
½ small white cabbage
5 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons oil
Salt & pepper

A short list for a great meal
Let’s begin:

As every time the ingredients should have room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 130 grad (~260 Fahrenheit – Mr. Google said).
Mix the spices for the pork and rub it onto/into the pork. If you have a spice injector you can used it with a little bit of oil. But don’t inject too much to the pork!

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Put ½ l water into a casserole and get the pork in. Put into the oven and wait 5-6 hours.

Take the half of the cabbage and slice it into thin pieces. Put into a bowl and pour the venigra and the oil over it. No knead as long till the juice from the cabbage turn out. Salt & pepper over it – that’s all.

IMG_1219_Take a look after about 2 hours – there must always be a little bit of water in the casserole. After 4 hours the fat and juice from the pork should be in the casserole. So there is no need to poor water into it anymore.

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4,5 hours later

We have quite a lot time to make the dough for the doubles.
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Just mix all ingredients – maybe you don’t need as much water as I told, at first you should 250ml water – if you need more pour a little more in.  Leaf the Dough in a bowl. Wrap a towel over it and wait about 1 hour.
So far so good.
Flour the work space an slice the dough into 8 parts. Roll the dough to a size like a CD or DVD.
IMG_1222_Heat the baked beans slowly in a pot. Heat a pan with the oil. Slide the CD dough (one at the) into the really hot oil. Leave it there for 15 seconds. In my first attempt it didn’t work because I used not enough baking powder (you see it in the picture). Normally the dough “explodes” and turns into some kind of Panini, roll, bap (I don’t know the word you using for it). Take the duffballon out of the oil and take the next one.
IMG_1230Release the pork – let it in the casserole and take two forks and pulled it. Now cut the double and fill in the beans and the pulled pork.

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Pebble

Cod with lettuce and hot potatoes

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A tough day

After a shopping tour with my husband (we call it powershopping) I was quite tiered out but happy. It was a tour to a outlet shopping mall in Bremen. We bought a lot of things: a bicycle helmet for me (if a wear it I look like a human cannonball), a lock for my new bike and so one. It’s spring and all people want to take more time outside. Wonderful, I like the spring season.
We decided to eat something lite. Fish is always a good choice. We take fresh Cotfilet (in Germany Kabeljau or Dorsch) with herbage dip, salad und tiny small hot spicy potatoes (german= Drillinge).
Something about the fish
Cot is a thankful fish – awesome tastiness  and wonderful easy to prepare. The fish has very little fat and soft but firm flesh. These fish can grow up to a meter and 40 kg weight.

Here’s the shopping list for 3-4 portions – don’t worry most off the ingredients are herbs/spices

fish:
700g Cot filet
1 teaspoon bell pepper powder
1 teaspoon Jeera
½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
½ tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon pepper (black)
6 tablespoon olive oil

herbage dip:
200g yoghurt
1 lime
½ bunch dill
½ bunch parsley
salt, pepper, sugar

salad:
1 small romaine lettuce
4 green asparagus
2-3 spring onions
1-2 red onions
4 tablespoons herb-flavored vinegar
1 tablespoon  sugar
Salt and pepper

potatoes:
500g small potatoes (German= Drillinge)
6-8 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon bell pepper powder
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cayenne

Let’s go

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Wash the fish with cold water and portioning and dry it.  Search for fishbones and take them out of the fish. Make a marinade of the spices and the oil – gently cover the cot with it. Leave the fish alone (it should become room temperature, so don’t put it the fridge).

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We use the time to make our herbage dip for the fish. Wash the herbs and pick the leaves. Finely chop them. Once again washing time – now the lime takes a shower. Rub or cut off the zest und chop it finely. Take a small bowl and stir the yoghurt, herbs, limejuice and zest together. Season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar. Time to preheat the oven to 150 grad.

IMG_1165_It’s time for the salad. Wash the salad and cut it into thin rings. Peel the onions and again cut into thin rings. Clean the spring onions and… right cut them into thin rings. Cook the green asparagus for 3 minutes in salty water after this cut the asparagus into slices. Put all on a large plate. Produce a dressing with vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over the salad just before eating.

IMG_1169_Make a marinade of spices for the potatoes. Once again wash the small potoatoes and cook them about 15 minutes (not longer) in salty water. Turn the potatoes into the marinade. They should be covered all over with it. Put the potatoes onto a baking tray and into the oven. They need about 10 minutes to be ready.
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Time is ticking! You need a pan and olive oil. Heat the pan and pure in some oil. If the oil is hot put in the fish.
IMG_1183_Fry each side oft he fish 3 minutes. Pure the dressing onto the salad and stir it. Put the pan with the fish on the table (so he stays longer warm), get the potatoes out of the oven and onto a plate, get the herb sauce for the fish range.

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easy, quick and tasty

Bon appetite

Pebble

Burger & french fries

First things first – sorry about my english – hope you’ll understand my recipes.
Every now and then there are these days you have this desires for something hearty.

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This day was such a day – I felt a great desire to fries.

Lately I  try to create everything myselfself and avoid the supermarket.
Homemade is the best for you, your friends, your family. It is simple and (sometimes) very delicious.
So the road to the French Fries in the freezer is closed.
No fear your going to love these chips and they are made really fast – promised
There were plenty of potatoes from the farmer’s market @home, but only french fries?
No way, if french fries then BURGER’s too.

Here are the ingredients for Home made Burger (XL!!!)  with french fries:

600g ground beef
1 x Onion
4x Burger Buns
4 x Slices Chestercheese
pickled cucumber slices
Ketchup, Mayo, Mustard and what else you like about covering (onions, salat, etc.)
8-10 big floury potatoes (I tryed it with waxy potatoes – it works)
1 -1,5 l Oil (rape oil works well)
1,5 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon bell pepper powder
1 TL hot bell pepper
½ TL cayenne pepper
~ 10 basil leafs
a little bit fresh parsil
2 – 4 clove of fresh garlic (2 big ones or multiple small)

Homemade fries are not magic und they can be wonderfully prepared beforehand and serve them later.
Cut the halves again lengthwise into strips. Cut the halves again lengthwise into strips. Depending on the size of the potatoes the stripes could be divided again.

Wash the potatoes thoroughly and then dry them. This is important otherwise the oil will inject the whole kitchen. Give the oil into a big frying pan and heat it up.
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Make the wooden spoon test, the oil should be hot in the whole pan. Take a wooden spoon and dip it in the oil. Bubbles arise when the fat is hot.

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Put the potatos in the hot oil – portionwise and wait about 15 minutes.The pan should be filled, the fries should not be overlap. After 15 minutes, the fish fries from the fat und drain on paper towel.

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Rrepeat until all the fries are pre-cooked. The second and third time the fries take faster color. stove off –not pour the oil away, we need it later.

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Put aside fries and now is Burgertime.
Mix the ground beef with spices, add the chopped onion and the chopped garlic – kneadit well. Formed 4 balls from the ground beef. Now you take a pot and push the balls flat, they should have 1.5 cm height  – Patties ready.

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It is evening and my stomach growls: Time to finish the meal.
Preheat the oven up to 100 degree. Heat some oil in a large pan – roast the Patties 2-3 minutes (medium/rare) on both sides and und after turning over set uo a slice of cheese. Put them in the oven. Heat the oil for the french fries, out them in and fry them for 3-4 minutes.
Take a pan and heat butter in it, roast the buns  – you will have no mud buns Ok, I confess I bought the buns – I vow improvement! Arrange the toppings on the table. Serve the buns an the burger, put the french fries in a bowl und mix it with (spiced-) salt. Cover the burger as you like it most – guzzle

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Enjoy your meal!

Pebble