Pork

Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

11 comments August 19, 2014
Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

Asado Huilense is a traditional pork dish from El Huila department located in the southwest of Colombia. This dish is very popular during Las Fiestas de San Pedro (St Peter’s Festival), a religious celebration introduced by the Spanish conquerors. It is usually held in Neiva, the capital of Huila, in late June each year with […]

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Pernil Asado Colombiano (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

10 comments July 2, 2013
Pernil Asado Colombiano (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

Almost every Sunday afternoon while growing up in Colombia, my family would get together at my grandmother’s house. Cousins, uncles, aunts, and my immediate family would all gather and enjoy Mamita’s cooking. There were times those family gatherings would be for something special, like birthdays, holidays, or to celebrate an achievement. That’s when Mamita would […]

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Slow Cooker Colombian-Style Pulled Pork

8 comments May 18, 2013
Arepa Colombiana

I love using my slow cooker year round. In the winter it warms the house with the comforting aromas of spices, and in the summer it helps keep the kitchen cool, and the best part, it does all the work for me. But strangely, I haven’t been using mine that much lately. I love cooking […]

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Cerdo Encebollado (Pork with Onion Sauce)

6 comments September 30, 2012
Cerdo Encebollado (Pork with Onion Sauce)

This delicious and comforting dish was a staple at my grandmother’s house in Colombia. My grandmother never wrote, or cooked from, a recipe, so I needed to learn by watching her in the kitchen. Ever since I came to the United States, I have been making Cerdo Encebollado based on the memory of what it […]

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Colombian-Style Pork Chops (Chuletas de Cerdo)

25 comments March 16, 2012
Pork Chop with Beans

Believe it or not, whenever I’m going to visit my family in Medellín, before I arrive, I make a list of what I want to eat when I get there, and Colombian-Style Pork Chops are always on that list. This is traditional Colombian comfort food from the Boyacá department of Colombia! My mom marinates the […]

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Cañón de Cerdo (Colombian-Style Pork Loin Roast)

33 comments December 16, 2011
Cañon  de Cerdo

This Cañon de Cerdo is a popular Colombian dish from my hometown of Antioquia. It is usually made for dinner parties, especially during the holidays and trust me, it will be the star of your dinner table! I used my grandmother’s marinade recipe for this dish. Mamita was always very particular about the marinade she […]

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Cerdo al Caramelo (Pork Loin with Caramel Sauce)

11 comments March 31, 2011
Cerdo al Caramelo

This dish is from my hometown of Antioquia. Pork is one of those things that every “Paisa” eats and there are so many ways to cook it. We smoke it, we braise it, we roast it and we bake it. In Antioquia, we love to add fruit and sweet sauces to pork. I absolutely love […]

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