Cuban Pulled Pork & Aunt Mary’s Mango Chutney {salsa}

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A few weeks ago we went to a dinner for hub’s cousin who is getting married in a few weeks. Her Grandmother, Hub’s Aunt Mary made all the food. Aunt Mary did pulled pork and Mango Chutney (kinda more like a salsa to me, probably why i liked it!) that was just terrific! 

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Cuban pulled Pork

1 to 2 lb pork loin

1/2 cup olive oil

2 T fresh oregano

Juice from 1 lime & 1 orange

1 t cumin

4 cloves garlic

4 oz crushed pineapple

1 bay leaf

Salt & pepper pork loin, place in crock pot; add all remaining ingredients, except bay leaf, to a mini food processor. Zap and pour over pork. Add bay leaf. Set on Low for 6-8 hours. use 2 forks to shred pork.

 

Aunt Mary’s Mango Chutney

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4 pitted mangos, chopped

sm can of crushed pineapple, drained

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 t kosher salt

2 T cider vinegar

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds & ribs removed

1 T grated fresh ginger root

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place all ingredients in sauce pan, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 mins. Cool completely and serve. I cut the recipe way down and only used 1 mango since it was just for us. It was yummy!!

 

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Serve with black beans and rice for an authentic Cuban meal! It was awesome!!

Enjoy!

Mama Bird

Salsa Bar!

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For our Memorial Day Cookout and Pool Party I thought I would do a bunch of different salsas and lots of fun chips to have out all afternoon while we swim & smoke the pig! I found some great salsas that I thought I would try from some of my favorite Foodie Friends!!Here is what I did.
Katie’s Watermelon Salsa & Crippen’s Country Inn in Blowing Rock inspired my NEW Fav
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Watermelon Salsa
2 cups diced watermelon
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced red onion
sea salt & pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 oz feta cheese
I make a wonderful salad that uses many of the above ingredients and thought that the salt of the feta and the twang of the balsamic really pushed this over the top!!
My Carolina Salsa
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Ninfa’s Green Sauce THIS IS A MUST TRY!!! It really deserves a post all it own. Coming soon!
Mango Salsa
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2 mangos, diced
1/2 pineapple, diced
1 jalapeño, diced super fine
1/2 red onion
1 T fresh cilantro
2 T fresh lime juice
1 T lime zest
sea salt
The Mango/pineapple Salsa was by far the least eaten, it was good I am not a cilantro fan but those who are enjoyed it, those who are not didn’t! It would be really good with fish.

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