Sep. 13, 2009 10:00 am
Updated: Sep. 14, 2009 2:54 pm
After 30 years and more of cooking, sometimes I get lazy. Thus I have an arsenal of meals I can make very quickly. These fast feasts are usually based around one central life saving ingredient. This post and future "Secrets" post will be my reveal.
These days, pork is cheap. So this green and natural product is pure gold. You won't believe how yummy and authentic Abuelita Villarreal's Comida Mexicana ¡Viva Verde! tastesThe Mexican food lovers in your family will thank you.
I usually heat the ¡Viva Verde! in a Pyrex measuring cup and pour it over roast pork slices and dollops of sour cream on warmed plates. I find the sauce gets too watery if used as a simmering sauce. If you want to serve with some kind of carb side, I recommend simply heating white or yellow hominy (rinsed and drained from the can) and serving it next to the pork so that some of the sauce gets poured over it.
I stock up on ¡Viva Verde! at Whole Foods in Framinham MA. To find the product in your area check the Comida Mexicana Website. The sauce does separate into layers in the jar while on the shelf because it's not filled with a bunch of stabalizers. Don't let that put you off. Larger product photo.
Green Gold for Lazy Cooks