Sunday, April 08, 2007

This Little Piggy Never Had a Chance...

Before:

For months now Sheena has wanted to do this. An out-of-town houseguest and Easter weekend provided the perfect excuse. Previous raves about Alex Rei Dos Leitoes at Ossington & Dundas W have been very chicken-centric. Yesterday we moved into the 4-legged category. I called around 11am for a 5pm pickup. Watched little piggy being lovingly and carefully hand-dissected by a skilled young gentleman behind the counter.

After:


Served it with some steamed veggies, mashed potatoes with homemade gravy. The little porker was amazingly tender. Delicious, succulent, and well... bountiful. Pretty clear what will be going into lunches & dinner for the rest of the week. And let's face it, the expresssions on the faces of my guests really was worth every penny.

Don't forget to brush your teeth after every meal!

20 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Blogger The Imp ;-) said...

All hail Sheena, queen of Hocks...

 
At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Fenderbender said...

same some rind wouldja

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Fenderbender said...

save me some rind wouldja?

 
At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm gonna hurl...

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous spy said...

who would want to eat the snout area? Gross!

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous sooey said...

Mmmmm. Crackling, Sheena!

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I share with you my cookie dough with ice cream recipe, and you gnaw on pig gums?

But in seriousness - I've always heard great stuff about that place. I don't think I could eat the snout... I also have a really tough time with chicken feet.

I'm a wuss. :(

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

I just spent the last hour breaking down all of the little bits into 2 big bowls of pork meat (leaving some of the nicer loin type cuts for the lunch box tomorrow). Desperately googling a good pulled pork recipe that is suited to leftover roast and doesn't need 12 hours in a crock pot.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. When I get into the mood to pull pork, I must be satisfied.

And Jason, yes that did sound yummy and easy. I just cannot remember the last time I even looked for cookie dough.

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

I was a little shocked when I found the little baby tail near the bottom of the platter. My houseguest was very disappointed he didn't get to see it before it hit the organic green bin.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

I was raised kosher-I can eat bacon because it doesn't actually raise a pig association for me but I don't think I could eat that dish, however tasty!

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

I'm pretty sure I've alienated and traumatized any vegan readership that I may have ever attracted.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

well it did make me thing my next meal should be at one of the Fresh restaurants like Fresh on Crawford--they have great vegan soups-you should consider a post on them. (mind you, The Swan next door rocks as well.)

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

I love the Swan!
Blogged about it a couple of times last fall & winter.

the braised beef is wonderful.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I haven't been to Swan in quite a while, but man, do I remember a butternut squash soup I had there to this day.

Sheena, don't worry about putting off vegans - you've converted me back to eating meat again!

 
At 4:10 AM, Anonymous Slickservative said...

Ok Babe , I realize , that I'm proably the 3,436th guy to say this to you, but...

We belong together ...

If I had e-mail , I would say :

The balls are within your court ...

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Actually Slick, I'm pretty sure the balls are in her green bin.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Ding Ding Ding

10 points for Jason.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Chuckercanuck said...

but he's right. I can't think of anything sexier than candlelight and a full-roast pig broken into serving-sized pieces.

if I my intrude, Sheena, my easter turkey was a triumph as well. I have taken to resurrecting the cooking of my ethnic-nemeses, the Brits. in so doing, I perfected the bread crumb thickened gravy.

Rule Brittania, Brittania rules the jenair.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Sheena, I thought of you today when I trudged inside starving and made a lettuce salad in oil and maple syrup and balsamic, with strawberries and avocado and boiled egg, with cooked squash and peas and broccoli. Man, I feel so *not* fat tonight - hurray!

 
At 11:01 AM, Blogger tkkerouac said...

I'm hungry again!

 

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