Swineapple Al Pastor


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Swineapple Al Pastor

Video here: http://grizzlyfare.com/swineapple-al-pastor/

60-120 minutes to prepare

serves 4-6


1 Tender, Juicy Pineapple

1 pound Pork Loin or other favorite boneless beast, chopped to bite-size

1 Package Thick Cut Bacon

Wood Skewers

4 ounces Pineapple Juice


1 Red Onion - Finely chopped

1/2 cup Pineapple Juice

1/4 cup Lime Juice

1/4 cup White Vinegar

1/4 cup Chili Powder (Guajillo if available)

1 habanero pepper

2 garlic Cloves

1 teaspoon dried Oregano (Mexican if available)

1 teaspoon ground Cumin

Canned Chilies & Adobo to taste

1/4 cup chopped Cilantro

Salt & Pepper to taste


MARINADE IT! Put pineapple juice, canned chiles in adobo, lime juice, chili
powder, cumin, red onions, cilantro, garlic, and habanero pepper into
blender. Blend until

AL PASTORIZE IT! Put cut meat and marinade in plastic bag or Tupperware and
refrigerate 2-24 hours.

PREHEAT IT! Cook at your desired temperature from 200-300 degrees. All that
matters is the internal temperature of the meat. We did this recipe in the
oven and on the smoker, both at 250 degrees.

PREPARE IT! Carefully cut off Pineapple rind and remove all the eyes, while
leaving as much juicy pineapple meat as possible. Cut skinned pineapple in
half. Cut out an approximate 2" core from both halves, leaving essentially
the tastiest meat while removing the hardened core material. This will
become your tasty, meaty pig pocket.

STUFF IT! Pack the cores of both halves with as much of the Al Pastor meat
as possible. Your only challenge is that you will need to reunite the two Al
Pastor-filled halves. Use skewers to connect halves back together.

WEAVE IT! Delicately use your manly, calloused hands to construct a bacon
weave blanket. See video to be inspired. Have some pride and get it right.

WRAP IT! Tenderly lay the bacon weave across the Pineapple. Use toothpicks
or skewers to affix the blanket, so as to tuck the Pineapple in for a long,
slow roast.

ROAST IT! Bake or slow smoke your Swineapple at your preferred temperature
(we recommend a range of 200-300 degrees) until the meat in center of
Swineapple reaches a temperature of 143 degrees

BASTE IT! Routinely check in on your Swineapple to say "Hello, I love you"
by basting or spraying your Swineapple with pineapple juice. Your goal is to
keep that bacon looking moist. Keep your visits brief, because if you're
lookin', you're not cookin'.

142 DEGREES!: Once the internal temperature of your Al Pastor core reaches
142 degrees, remove your Swineapple from heat! The internal temperature will
raise approximately 3 more degrees while resting. It is a fact that pork is
perfect at 145 degrees. Tell everyone you know.

EAT IT! Do your best to not start clawing at and biting into your creation
as you pull it from the oven. Take some pride and care to slice and serve
your friends and love ones alluring pieces of bliss. This is there
introduction to Swineapple Al Pastor. Take it seriously, do it right, blow
their minds.

(From Recipe Rampage (Jodi))

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