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Let’s talk about tropical food today.
I know it is nothing new around here, but I can’t help it, tropical foods are simply the best!
Ok, and I guess I am especially excited about them today since I am on my way to Florida for a week of warmth and sun (hoping for some awesome hot and sunny weather!). This means that I will be taking my tropical food craze to addiction level. You can pretty much guarantee that I will have eaten my weight in mangos, pineapple and coconut by the time I return home in a week. Pretty excited.
Anyway, I am probably going to try to keep things a little less lengthy this week since I promised little Miss Asher that I would give her my full and undivided attention for the next seven days. And trust me, if you know Asher then you know she will hold me to this.
We have big plans – dying Easter eggs, hanging by the pool, shopping with Nonnie, more hanging by the pool, munching on mangos and pineapples, sipping seltzer water out of fancy tropical glasses (topped with cute umbrellas and fruit…of course) while Nonnie drinks her wine, making Shirley Temples, making cookies, more pool time, having a spa day. Basically just everything fun that sisters can do together, we’ve got it planned. Mostly though, I really just want to be outside, in the sun and sweating (gosh, I love the heat) and hanging with my family.
ANYWAY. I made these Caribbean mango pork and tropical rice plates a little while ago, but when I found out I was actually headed somewhere tropical I decided I would wait to post the recipe. This way I could talk about tropical things and actually be pumped that I am about to be (or maybe even in, depending on what time you are reading) a tropical place.
These plates are probably one of my favorite recipes. Like favorite, favorite. FAVORITE.
It has all the things I love. Tons of flavors, loads of texture, rice, garlic tostones (plantain chips), slow cooked pork, black beans, COCONUT and MANGOS. It’s literally Caribbean on a plate.
AND it’s pretty easy to put together. YES.
You can make the pork in the oven or in the crockpot. I chose the oven just because I decided to sear my pork for a little extra flavor, but both ways are delish. You basically just throw all the ingredients for the pork into a pot and cook low and slow. Aside from making some tropical rice, that’s it. Then put it all together on a plate and call it a day.
I also made some homemade garlic tostones or plantain chips (whatever you want to call them). I LOVE these crunchy/sweet/salty chips, but you do not NEED them. I mean, I surely do, but you know, I am a little freakish. I am not sure if you can buy them in the store or not, but if you can, you could always go that route too, especially if you are looking to save time.
Making them yourself really is not hard though…just sayin…I think they are so worth it.
Such an easy recipe for a busy weeknight dinner and totally perfect for any of those cold (and possibly even snowy) spring days, when we all just wish we could be sitting on the beach and chilling (sorry guys!).
Trust me, I so know that feeling and this meal got me through those feelings. No seriously, it did. Make it, try it, dream about tropical things and love it!!
See, Monday is actually looking pretty awesome!
Gosh, I love when that happens.
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It’s the mangos, they put a smile on my face. Always.
This looks amazing!
Do you happen to know if it’s possible to cook the pork in an Insta pot?
Sure! That would work well for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT