Without a doubt, the cost of groceries are astronomically high. As a result, when I prepare and cook a dish, I try to find ways and means on how to utilize same more than one time. So, a few days a ago, I purchased a relatively lean piece of pork-butt with a tiny center bone (about 1.68 lb). Mark you, it couldn’t feed an army, but, I knew I could ‘rock’ it a few times.

I brought home my lean pork butt and stuffed it with a generous amount of roasted garlic along with thyme, onion, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, allspice (pimento), a pinch of five-spice seasoning and of course, salt, pepper, etc.  I then chopped up a gala apple I had on hand and placed it around my butt. I roasted it at a 375 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes. Then, I turned it up to 420 degrees for another ten minutes so as to achieve a brown exterior.

After roasting, apple pieces and remnants from roasting dish were removed and placed in blender for a quick puree along with a little water to liquify. These were then added to a stock pot so as to simmer to a sauce-like consistency.

Slices of roasted pork-butt were served with seasoned yellow rice along with an assortment of green vegetables. I reserved a couple more servings for later dates.

So, on this day, Sunday, I’ve decided  to make a stir-fry with one of the serving. I sliced pork slices in sizeable strips. With a drizzle of soy and teriyaki sauce I was able to obtain a brand new dish. In addition, assorted vegetables and whole grain linguine pasta were added to complete the meal.

Left-over Roasted Pork-Butt transformed into a delicious stir-fry
Left-over Roasted Pork-Butt transformed into a delicious stir-fry(Sunday’s supper)

Guys, my pork-butt was a winner. The flavors provided bold and exotic taste to the dish. With the sweetness from the apple sauce and the savory from the pork-butt, everything came together superbly.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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