In the beginning,
two pirate shipmates became mateys by marriage through the Cutlers.
Now they face a world uncertain where only cooking, cutting, baking (and other things) are there only way for survival on the island!

Off to the decks (or kitchen floors) we go!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cafe Rio

Want some of this?

Then you might appreciate the recipe for this:

Cafe Rio Pork Barbacoa
5-6 lbs. pork roast
1 Tbls. cumin
1 cup brown sugar
12 oz. La Victoria taco sauce
20 oz. Coke

Place roast in crock pot and add water halfway up roast.  Cook on low for 12 hours.  Drain off water and add the remaining ingredients, then cook 4 more hours.  Shred the pork and cook for 2 more hours.

and this:

Cafe Rio Rice
4 tsp. chicken bouillon
4 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 cup diced green chilies
3/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbls. butter
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cups rice (not instant)

Put chicken bouillon, garlic, cilantro, diced green chilies, salt, butter, and onion in a blender and puree until smooth.  Pour into saucepan and add 3 cups water and bring to a boil.  Add rice and simmer for 30 minutes.  

and you can't forget this!

 Cafe Rio House Dressing
1 pkg Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
3 tomatillos (canned - found on ethnic foods aisle)
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

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