How to make it

  • Asado de Puerco, Pork Roasted With Chiles
  • Note: The Spanish verb "asar" means to roast. "Asado" is derived from this verb but, as far as I can tell, it is loosely used to mean barbequed or braised in naming some of the Mexican and South American dishes. The sauce made thick is indeed a wonderful barbequed sauce, different from anything resembling our more conventional barbeque sauces. Actually, we owe all our barbeque to the Mexicans who brought it to us, via Northern Mexico.
  • Hydration of Dried Chiles:
  • Hydrate the dried chiles by removing the stems, the seeds and the internal placental tissue (membranes) connecting the seeds to the walls. Tear the chile walls into assorted flat pieces. Soak the pieces in enough hot (not boiling) water to cover, for about 30 minutes or until softened. Boiling temperatures can release a bitter flavor.
  • Drain the hydrated chile pieces, reserving the liquid.
  • Put the hydrated chiles, along with the 1-1/2 cups of liquid, the vinegar, garlic, onions, oregano, cumin and salt into a food processor and process until the sauce is well blended. Remove from the blender and add the two bay leaves. Set aside until the meat is ready.
  • Cut the pork into 1-inch cubes. Season the pork with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  • Heat the oil and add the pork. Cook the pork until all the moisture is cooked away and the pork is nicely browned. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat.
  • Add the sauce to the pork and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a very slow simmer, cover and allow to cook for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Adjust the water in the sauce to keep it very thick but thin enough to simmer.
  • Serve with Mexican or Spanish Rice and Frijoles Refritos and warm flour tortillas.

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  • sharebear1 8 years ago
    I'm going to make this now and take a picture. It sounds wonderful and I cant wait =)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love this.... you have my mouth watering tonight for your foods......
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Wonderful. Thank you, thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    chilis and pork, what can be better? As kukla said,"a keeper" thanks for the post.Bob
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  • kukla 10 years ago
    I've been trying to 'taste' my way through this one! I love Adobo, and this is kind of like a 'Mexican' version (with the vinegar, lemon, garlic, bay) but with the addition of hot chiles -- Sounds devine! Another 'keeper', with thanks, R :)
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