Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Good Find

So, in mourning the fact that Everyday Food Magazine is no more, I have been going over my past issues and finally making the recipes within that I never got around to making before.

Here is an awesome recipe I found that packs a lot of flavor, which is surprising because it has very few ingredients.

Chili Verde


3 pounds pork shoulder, excess fat trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 cup green tomatillo salsa
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
Fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for serving


Season pork with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot, add pork, onion, salsa, and broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pork pulls apart easily, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Skim fat off top. Season with salt and pepper. Top with cilantro and limes to serve.

Source: Martha Stewart Everyday Food, March 2013. You can find it here.

Notes: This was really good. Here is my advice though. Watch the amount of liquid as you simmer it. I didn't watch it, and too much of my liquid evaporated, so I had to add some more. Also, be careful when you season the pork with salt and pepper. Salsa verde can be pretty don't season the pork with too much salt. I used Herdez brand salsa verde. I actually used 1 1/3 cups of salsa. I worried that it wouldn't be flavorful enough, but it was so delicious. The most time consuming part was cubing the pork. Other than that, this is a very easy meal to prepare.

1 comment:

  1. Love it. My mom used to buy it at El Farol in Midvale and serve it just with flour tortillas and cheese, sort of like a soft taco.

    Hungry right now!