Oh, how neglectful of my little blog I’ve been this week! After Saturday night’s excellent pizza, there’s not been a great deal of excitement food-wise. Sunday’s dinner (though delicious) was a packet-sauced thai prawn thing put together by A Man. On Monday we had roast pork which, although the pork shoulder was incredibly juicy and tender and the crackling was gloriously crunchy, doesn’t make for a particularly thrilling blog post.
Yesterday we ate the pork leftovers burrito-style, shredded and marinated in herbs and spices but this again derived from a packet-mix of spices (this down less to an inability to mix the spices myself, and more to convenience) and shop-bought guacamole. I pride myself on my home-made guacamole, and I felt like a traitor to myself, but avocados are difficult to buy and eat on the same day – rarely are they ripe enough. So, with a heavy heart, I bought a pot of too-smooth, insufficiently tangy guacamole 😦
I decided to give home-made tortillas a go. The recipe is cheap to make, and can be tailored to your own tastebuds (I added some herbs to mine) but it turns out far more labour-intensive than I’d first imagined. I don’t think I kneaded the dough for long enough, and it was a nightmare to roll out. Would I give it another go? Probably. Will I forsake all other flour tortillas and refuse to buy another? Not a chance. If you fancy giving it a go, I found the recipe I used on the UKTV Food website.
For now, here’s a heart-shaped tortilla, moments before being smothered in pork, cheese, lettuce, cucumber, shredded carrot, onion, pepper, guacamole, salsa and hummus. It truly was fully loaded! Next time I make this meal (and trust me, there will be a next time!) I’ll concentrate on the other elements and post up the recipe for the pork.
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