Cherry Pulled Pork

Cherry Pulled Pork. This is going to be one of those go-to recipes you can use when you’re short on time. Now I’m a huge fan of my electric pressure cooker. You can literally throw frozen meat into it and have tender meat in thirty minutes. Or in this case 45 minutes. I decided to use some tart cherries in this recipe. I feel like cherries are the perfect complement for this dish. We also have some garlic, ginger and whole bunch of other goodies. Your house is going to smell like you’ve been slaving over the stove all day. Name your favorite way to use cherries in the comments below.

Enjoy,

Xo- Ayesha

 

Cherry Pulled Pork

 

Cherry Pulled Pork

4-5 pound pork shoulder roast
2 cups frozen cherries
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup cherry juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
Two tablespoons dark brown sugar
1-inch fresh ginger, peeled.
3-4 whole garlic cloves
One small shallot, diced.
One teaspoon dry mustard
Two teaspoons black pepper
Salt and to taste.

Cut roast into sections so that it will be covered with the cooking liquid. Then season with salt, pepper, and mustard and place into the pressure cooker along with cherries, garlic, ginger, and shallot. In a bowl mix sugar, ketchup, vinegar, broth, and cherry juice.

Pour over the top of the roast.

Cook for about forty-five minutes in your electric pressure cooker. Please follow the directions on your pressure cooker for complete instructions.

Remove from pot and use two forks to shred the meat. Pour as much or as little of the cherry sauce over the top of the shredded pork. I served it in a bun with a quick slaw. Its also delicious poured over a bowl of rice and steamed veggies. Yum!

PB &J Cereal French Toast… Say What?!!!

Okay… This is all going to make sense once you finish reading this post. Really after you taste this, it doesn’t even have to make sense if you don’t want it to because it is so darn delicious.

I was watching “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” over the weekend and came across the most interesting peanut butter and Jelly sandwich I’ve ever seen. It was your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, dipped in french toast batter, coated in crushed frosted flakes and cooked as you would french toast… AMAZING.

Seriously just try it. I’ve posted the recipe below. Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

Ingredients 

2 Slices of bread

1 tbsp Jelly (i prefer strawberry)

1 tbsp almond butter (I can’t eat peanuts, I break out… BAD… yet my favorite chocolate bar is a reese’s cup, naturally) 

1 egg

splash of milk

cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

1/2 cup crushed frosted flakes

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions 

You simply make the nut butter and jelly sandwich as you would normally. In a small bowl combine the egg, spices and splash of milk to make your french toast batter. Dip the sandwich in the batter for about 5-10 seconds each side. Then, coat the battered sandwich with the crushed frosted flakes. Melt the butter in a skillet on medium high heat and grill the sandwich on each side until it’s a nice golden brown! Cut it into halves or quarters and enjoy with a nice giant glass of ice cold milk! YUM!

***My sandwich got a little too toasty for the photos but was still DELISH! ***

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