Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Guest Post (FoodFiend): Calvacita Fail

Amazing Calvacita and Pork was not so amazing.

For some reason, allrecipes.com won't let me just copy and paste the recipe, so here's what was in it:
2 pounds boneless pork roast, diced
5 medium zucchini, cubed
1 onion, diced
2 T Worchestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups water, or as needed (2 cups would have been wayyyy too much)
1 11 oz can whole kernel corn (I was so not using canned corn and got frozen instead)
tortillas

OK, the good part was that the pork turned out nice and tender, possibly thanks to the fact that I simmered it longer than the 15 minutes the recipe called for. Since I had read some of the reviews other users had posted, I waited until the last minute to add the zucchini, so it wasn't mushy.

But talk about bland! I tasted as I went along, of course, and realized this with plenty of time to do something about it. That "salt and pepper to taste" got the added bonus of garlic, cumin, and a bit of cayenne. In retrospect, perhaps I should have thrown some chili powder in there as well, but I wasn't sure the chili powder and the Worcestershire would be friends. Anyway, that salvaged it somewhat. But it still needs something. Tomatoes, maybe? Some spicy pico? I dunno.

And of course it made a ton. I froze half of it, and I still haven't eaten half of what I made the other day. I guess I could try throwing some sour cream or cheese on the tortilla with it, but that kind of defeats the purpose of healthy cooking, doesn't it?

Oh, well. A bunch of vegetables and some pork in a tortilla was a nice idea. Next.

1 comment:

  1. You could always invite us over to eat!

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