Someday…


Sumptuous Sunday suppers, maybe someday.  The dream of rounding out the weekend  with a feast that leaves leftovers for days.  Our household, in its current form, may lack the patience for such affairs.  That does not mean Sunday meals are any less memorable.  The goal for now is a quiet dinner, everyone happily eat.  This translates to “Taco Tuesday” on a Sunday.

Braised pork/chicken

Black beans

Tortillas and all the fixin’s

Tomatillo sauce

Pork shoulder is one of those wonderous things that actually prefers to be left to its own devices.  Give it a bit of direction and it will take off running.  To begin I rub the shoulder with the end product in mind – carnitas.  This means coriander, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.  Seared to a golden brown and then put in a pot with crushed garlic, sliced onion, and parsley.  It will braise at 300F until knife tender- give it 2-3 hours.

Tomatillo sauce – undressed from their papery robes the tomatillos are quartered, seasoned and sauteed with garlic and shallot until soft.  They are then braised in just enough chicken stock to get the process going with cumin and corriander added to taste.

At the table the stack of tortillas is quickly depleting and nary a word is being spoken.  Maybe we are closer to that someday than I first thought.

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