Friday, December 3, 2010

Recipe Friday: Caribbean Pork With Sweet Potatoes

The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is just a few weeks away. That means lots of cleaning, decorating, shopping and shipping of gifts, out of town house guests, parties to give and parties to attend.

Throughout all this hassle, you still have to eat everyday!  That's why I'll be posting easy crock pot recipes this month.  Not only are these dishes quick to assemble, they're healthy and delicious, too!  The beauty of the crock pot is, you can throw everything in and forget it! Then, when you come home from work, a hot, home cooked meal is waiting.

I can't resist featuring one more sweet potato recipe, this time in a savory pork dish! There's a little cutting and chopping, so I apologize, but the end result is worth it! This dish can stand alone, or you can serve over couscous or rice.

This was in Woman's Day Magazine about three years ago, and  became a hit in my household. It calls for jerk seasoning, which you should be able to find in the international section of one of the larger grocery stores in your area. Enjoy!

Caribbean Pork With Sweet Potatoes

1 can (14 ounces) lite coconut milk
3 T flour
1 T Caribbean jerk seasoning
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 lb boneless pork butt, cut in 1 1/2 inch cubes
2 large (2 lb) sweet potatoes, cut in 1 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups frozen green peas
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Put coconut milk, flour, jerk seasoning and garlic in a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. Whisk until well blended. Add pork and sweet potatoes. Stir until well coated.

Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours, or until meat is tender. When done, spoon off fat. Stir in frozen and cilantro. Cover and let stand 5 minutes for peas to cook. Serves four.

My crock pot is one of my most treasured appliances! Do you own one?

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Kittie Howard said...

Ohhhh, a yummy sweet potato recipe that sounds, well, with porkchops included, beyond deelish! I can't imagine my kitchen without a crock pot.

Thanks for sharing this fab recipe! It's in my future, for sure!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I LOVE my crockpot, it's about 40 years old and still dear to me! And I love sweet potatoes, and pork, and this recipe looks incredible. I must try it, thanks for sharing!

Joanna St. James said...

I used to have 4 but I sold em when I moved now I am crockpot less and I miss it so much.

Old Kitty said...

I have no idea what a crock pot is but now I want one! :-) Thanks for the recipe - take care

The Happy Whisk said...

Hi Maria. We were talking about this at the shop two weeks ago. I've never used a crock pot. I didn't even have a microwave, until I moved in with Tim.

Happy Eating :-)

Maria McKenzie said...

@Kittie: I hope you enjoy this dish!

@Karen: My first crock por came from the Salvation Army! I'm on my second one now and hope it lasts for 40 more years!

@Joanna: You have to get a new one soon! I really started using mine a lot once I had kids.

@Old Kitty: You'll have to get one! Once you use it, you'l be hooked:)!

@Happy Whisk: I know you love to cook, so you may not enjoy using a crock pot that much. It does the cooking so you don'r have to!

William Kendall said...

Sounds delicious!

Maria McKenzie said...

And it's easy, too, for the cooking impaired:)!