This was an experiment gone WAY right!
As you know, our family of 5 eats a lot, so one of the reasons I like pork is that I can get decent sized cuts a little cheaper than beef, and pork goes great in the slow cooker. Crock Pot, one dish meals are vitally important in a busy household, which we definitely are. Tonight we got home from basketball, swimming & gymnastics after 7 and luckily this baby was waiting for us. All I had to do was finish the sauce and make some broccoli as a side dish. This version is spicy but the jalapeno can be eliminated or replaced with green peppers for flavor without heat, another way to reduce some of the heat is to add the jalapenos at the end versus the beginning. If you’d like more heat, keep the seed in while it cooks.
organic lime juice
1-2 small limes
2 whole jalapenos
1 can of coconut milk
Start with a great pastured (defrosted) pork loin and a clean slow cooker.
put several slits in the pork loin and stuff whole garlic cloves in each slit (I used four in each half of the pork loin)
toss a couple extra garlic cloves in the slow cooker to infuse in the cooking liquid
slice the limes thinly and cover the tops of the pork loin with lime slices
season pork loin with sea salt, pepper and cilantro (I would have preferred to use fresh, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used dried cilantro (roughly 1 1/2 TBS to coat the pork loin)
core and dice the jalapeno and cover the pork
lastly pour in the can of coconut milk and 2 TBS of lime juice
Cook on high for 6 hours
Later take the pork out and shred it, the garlic cloves inside the pork will be soft and can be mixed with the meat.
Avocado cream sauce:
I had these avocados that a friend had grown in her backyard that I had frozen and I was driving home today, thinking that I needed to incorporate those avocados into this dinner… so here is what I came up with.
the drippings from the pork loin
2 small avocados
3 garlic cloves
beef bone gelatin (2 TBS)
Combine the drippings from the pork (including the jalapeno pieces, remnants of pork and garlic), as well as the avocados (fresh or defrosted) in a tall glass, and blend using and immersion blender (Stick blender), then to taste add S&P and garlic.
Once the flavor is right for you, whisk 2 TBS of gelatin into just enough cold water for it to dissolve. Add the mixture to the sauce and incorporate once again with your immersion blender to thicken your sauce.