Posted by: Brendan | March 17, 2008

Lovin’ in the oven

So I got a wild hair to do some serious cooking this weekend. We had surprise snow on the mountain, so something warm & hearty was in order. Additionally, the art school is on Spring Break & we’re hosting a student from Costa Rica (who’s sick of dining hall food) so we have all the more reason to whip up a good home-cooked meal… something fun & vibrant, hmm…

We settled on Puerco Pibil, a dish featured in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. We’ve made this a couple times before & it’s a real crowd-pleaser. It takes a bit of work, so to be sure we have enough to go around we’re making 7 pounds of it!

Check out the video: In the movie, this recipe tastes so good that for some reason the CIA agent is inspired to kill the chef. (I’ll be watching my back!)

The fixin’s: at this point I’d already ground up all the spices. The Stella off to the side is not necessary, but recommended. Perhaps a Corona or a Pacifico would be even better?

The pork is marinading overnight. We’ll give an update once it’s served, either with arroz con frijoles or my mom’s “green rice” recipe. Listen for the dinner bell!

In bike news: The shop will be bumping over these next two weeks. We’re working on a “hot” frame right now, something similar to what we’ve been doing but with a twist. Stay tuned!



  1. So when is dinner.

  2. Whoah – that title got me worried that you had a big secret I didn’t know about. The Puerco is smelling awesome. I’d kill to have it more often.

  3. You know it’s a good dinner when the chef dies.

  4. Serving soon… house smells GOOD!
    (can’t find a flak jacket)

    Dave- we will have leftovers!

  5. Looks almost as good as tri-tip.

  6. It was good. And we have a lot left!
    Tacos for lunch, anyone?

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