It's like Chopped. I just don't want it all in the same dish.
November 6, 2011 3:27 PM Subscribe
We visited the local Mexican market today, and bought a ton of stuff...and I need some help figuring out what to do with it. I need recipes/ideas for what to do with: fresh guava, dried pasilla chiles, a massive pork cheek, frozen shredded coconut, cajeta, and a ton of limes (12 for one dollar!!!).
posted by guster4lovers to food & drink (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Obviously theses things probably should not all be combined, but I'd like suggestions on what to do with each of these delicious ingredients.
--we're leaning towards a braise/low & slow preparation on the pork cheek
--I prefer guava in desserts, rather than in savoury applications
--my husband doesn't love Mexican food (crazy, I know!), so I'd like some suggestions that move beyond Latin America. All other cuisines are mutually enjoyed.
--in case it's relevant, we don't eat peanuts (or most other nuts) or cilantro and I don't eat beef. We eat seasonally/locally as much as possible, so bonus points if it's in season.
--we're both really good cooks, so long, complicated, involved recipes are awesome, although simple is okay too. We've got a crock-pot, cast-iron, huge dutch oven pans, an ice cream maker, and most other standard kitchen features/fixtures/appliances. I make all our own bread, ice cream, pasta sauce, etc. and we don't really do processed food.
I think that's it. Thanks in advance for your help!