Spiced Shredded Pork on Corn Cakes Recipe

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A great tasting light meal that is full of textures and flavors.
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  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 29 low sodium chicken stock (2 cans 14.5 oz)
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno chili with seeds, finely chopped, or 4-6 canned jalapeno rings
  • 1/2 fresh cilantro 21/2-3 cups plus a frew sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • coarse salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 olive oil
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, thinly sliced, sprinkled with lemon juice to keep it from turning brown.
  • Mexican Corn Cakes
  • 1 1/2 masa harina
  • 1/2 all purpose flour
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1/2 coarse salt
  • 1/2 grated cotija cheese (can substitute shredded parmesan cheese)
  • 2 coarsely chopped fresh or frozen corn kernals (approximately 2 large or 3 medium fresh sweetcorn)
  • 1 warm water - use only as much as needed
  • 6 vegetable oil for frying
Container: medium saucepan and baking sheet
Spiced Shredded Pork
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Combine pork, stock, half of the onions, jalapeno, cilantro, cumin, bay leaf and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook until pork registers 140° on an instant read thermometer. (Approximately 10-15 minutes). The meat will be slightly pink in the middle but very tender.
  • Transfer the meat to a cutting board.
  • Shred the meat into 2 inch peices with two forks. (Discard water from saucepan).
  • Put meat on a baking sheet, add the rest of the chopped onions.
  • Melt the butter, mix the butter with olive oil and pour over the meat and onions.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Broil until golden brown (7-10 minutes).
  • Watch carefully, stir occassionally.

Mexican Corn Cakes
  • Whisk together masa harina, flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Stir in corn and cheese.
  • Add 1/4 cup water at a time, stirring after each addition until mixture holds together. (Usually takes approximately 1 cup total.)
  • Heat 1/4 c oil in fry pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Meanwhile, shape 1/3 cup of mixture with your hands to form a patty that is approximately 1/3 inch think.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture, making 8 patties.
  • Working in batches of 4, fry patties, turning once, until golden brown. This takes approximately 2-4 minutes per side.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain.
  • If pan becomes dry, add more oil as you go.
  • Cover patties with foil to keep them warm until ready to serve.

  • Top each corn cake with 3 avocado slices, a heaping 1/3 cup pork, 2 tomato wedges and 1 tablespoon sour cream.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
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"This is an amazing recipe; the flavours are unique and delicious and it's so easy to make! I cooked the pork in a crock pot and it's delicious. I'm using the left over liquid for soup stock."
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