Puerco en Salsa Verde (Pork in a Green Sauce)

Hello there! It is been a while since my last post, but I have been very busy.

Today I am sharing with you a delicious recipe made with pork belly, tomatillos, jalapeños and lots of love! Puerco en Salsa Verde is one of my absolute favourite dishes ever, especially if you add some sort of greens, in this occasion, I added some spinach, which gives the dish a more satisfying flavour and you’ll feel good to see the green bits in it.

The salsa is made with tomatillos, if you can’t find fresh tomatillos in London, do not hesitate to buy tin ones, the flavour will just change slightly, but they will taste good. I cooked my pork in advance as I wanted the pieces to be very tender and then I added the sauce. I served mine pork in green sauce with some tomato rice and refried beans, but if you want to you can serve them in tacos and add some fresh raw veggies to eat them.

So I hope you are all ok and you haven’t miss as much as I did. Please do not forget to leave a comment, they mean a lot to me!

Love,

Karla

Puerco en Salsa Verde

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 500 gr pork belly cut in chunks
  • 1 peeled white onion
  • 3 peeled garlic cloves
  • 5 fresh tomatillos roughly chopped
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, stem off and chopped
  • A bunch of fresh spinach chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • One tbsp of vegetable oil

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a casserole dish (dutch oven) and sealed the pieces of pork, making sure to not over crowd the pan while sealing the pork.
  2. Then add a pint of water, salt to taste, ground black pepper, oregano, half an onion & a garlic clove. Bring it to a boil and then low the heat down, put the lid on and cook the pork slowly until tender (around an hour)
  3. Once the pork is ready, blend tomatillos together with the rest of the onion, garlic and add one jalapeño chopped. Blend until smooth.
  4. Once you have the salsa, add it to the cooked pork and let it cook for 15 min.

When the salsa is cooked add the spinach and stir for a minute or two. Serve with some Mexican rice and refried beans or shred the pieces of pork and serve it as a taco garnish them with chopped onion and fresh coriander.*Note: If you want to make it spicier, just add more jalapeños. You can add other type of greens if you do not have spinach.Listo!Provecho!

Sopa de Lentejas con Chorizo (Lentil and Chorizo Soup)

Today is a soup kind of day, it is quite windy in London and a bit chilly, so I fancied something cosy and warm, also I have the hubby working from home, so I decided to make this amazing soup which is ready in no time.

It is a lentil soup with chorizo, very popular in Mexico, I have the vegetarian version on the blog, so if you prefer to cook that just click on this link “sopa de lentejas”  but for now here is the recipe for my sopa de lentejas con chorizo. Continue reading “Sopa de Lentejas con Chorizo (Lentil and Chorizo Soup)”

Sopa de Chile California Seco con Huevo Poché (Dried California Chilli Soup with Poached Egg)

 
California Chillies are very popular in the north of Mexico, they were first grown and cultivated in South west of United States. These chillies look like guajillo chillie, but their taste is very different, it is a very mild chilli and it is used to make sauces for enchiladas or guisados (stews). The sauce that one can do with California chillies is call “Salsa de Chile Colorado” or red chilli sauce.

In my family we always use these chillies for our stews, specially for that amazing dish El ingles, aka my my hubby, loves so much.

So today after having a very busy morning, I really fancy something nice, then I thought about this soup. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Serves 2

Prep 10 min

Cool 15 min

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 Dried California Chillies
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 small peeled onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp of maseca
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 200 ml water

To garnish

  • Fresh or feta cheese
  • Half of avocado cut in thin slices
  • 10 gr chopped coriander
  • 1/4 red onion finely onion
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Method

Cook the chillies, tomatoes, onion, salt with 200 ml water in a saucepan for 10 min then blend the chillies and vegetables with a bit of the water where they were cooked. Pass the sauce through a sieve to get rid of the chilli’s skin, place the sauce in a pan. Dissolve the maseca flour with some of the water from the chillies, then add it to the sauce, cook for 10 min, stirring from time to time.

While the sauce is cooking, poach your eggs. Boil 3 cups of water in a kettle, add the boiling water to a saucepan. Add a small dash of vinegar to the steadily simmering water. Crack an egg into a cup first, then stir the water creating a gentle whirlpool to help the egg white wrap around the yolk. Pour the egg gently into the simmering water, egg white first, cook for 3 min. Take out the egg and place it on a kitchen napkin to get rid off the excess water.

Once the sauce and egg are cooked, it is time to assemble the soup. Place some salsa into a bowl, then add the egg and the garnish.

Listo!

Provecho!