I decided to experiment with slow cooking a pork loin for the hero’s first father’s day. It turned out really well. In the morning I mixed up a bunch of stuff in the blender and used it plus some water as the liquid in the slow cooker. I put carrots down at the bottom and put the pork loin (after I had trimmed of the surface fat) on top. The I poured the liquid on, sprinkled some paprika on, and set it to cook on the low setting for about 8 hours. It was really good. Here’s the recipe for the liquid.
Spicy Pulled Pork
2 scotch bonnet peppers
1 orange bell pepper
1 clove garlic
1 green cayenne pepper (from our garden)
3 onion greens (from our garden)
3 sprigs of cilantro (also from our garden)
Splash of chicken broth to get it going in the blender
Blend all these things together. I took off the dry stems of the peppers and then just blended them whole. I had to put the chicken broth in to have some liquid in my blender before the produce got liquified.
Then I put carrots from the farmer’s market on the bottom of the slow cooker, trimmed the surface fat off the pork loin and put it in the slow cooker. I poured the blended liquid on and then added water until the pork was mainly covered. Then I realized I had forgotten to add paprika so I sprinkled some on top and closed the lid. I left it on the low setting for 8 hours and did everything else for 8 hours but cook. I love my slow cooker!
We had the pork and carrots for dinner and it was so good. The meat was spicy and tender. It just fell apart when we picked it up out of the slow cooker. The carrots were even better, it went together so well that if I made this again I would add carrot to the pureed liquid. It would go great with a citrus beer or maybe just lime juice.