I planned tonight’s meal carefully but regrettably this was not the hit I had hoped it would be. I cooked the meat (country style ribs which could tolerate the long cooking time without drying out) in the crock pot and was disappointed it had so little flavor. At this point I’m thinking the last step, frying it up and adding onion, garlic and lime juice, would take care of that. It did not. All that step managed to do was dry it up, and even tho’ a GOOD amount of butter and olive oil doctored that right up, you shouldn’t have to do that with a good recipe. I served this with yellow rice and Cuban Black Beans II, also from this site. I ate mine as is, but it definitely could have used some sort of sauce to moisten it up and make it more palatable. Hubs took care of his with a good plop of sour cream. Shouldn’t be. If I was to make this again I would NOT fry the meat. I’d cook the onions and garlic till tender, add the meat and just heat it through, then add the cilantro and lime juice. And I wouldn’t think of making this with a lean cut of meat like boneless pork chops – that’s just asking for trouble. Bottom line, this was only mediocre, and mediocre is disappointing to me.
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I planned tonight’s meal carefully but regrettably this was not the hit I had hoped it would...