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Pulled Hoisin-Pork Ciabatta Sandwich

Pulled Hoisin-Pork Ciabatta Sandwich

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When it comes to pulled pork, the heavily smoked American version is a wonderful dish
– however, like everything else that has overpowering smoky smoked flavor, it is my least favorite version. I rather have a latin style pulled pork, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban.
But on top of my list is the pulled pork featured here. The sauce is my own concoction, which grew out of my desire for a tasty, juicy and slightly Asian-inspired flavor. In my opinion, the ciabatta bread is ideal for this kind of sandwich. It is tasty and robust enough to hold its own next to the stuffing, yet slim enough to make a rich and substantial,  but not ridiculously thick sandwich. (A “modern”, bad culinary habit) 🙂
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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Pulled Hoisin-Pork Ciabatta Sandwich

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Pulled Hoisin-Pork Ciabatta Sandwich

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Pulled Hoisin-Pork Ciabatta Sandwich

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Pulled Hoisin-Pork Ciabatta Sandwich

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Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew


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 are that if you love seafood and have traveled in Spain, especially in the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona, you have at one point or another had an encounter with the dish featured here. It represents the philosophy of both old and new cooking styles one finds all over this area and in fact, in most parts of the Mediterranean coastline – a few first-class ingredients cooked without fuss and pronto- Life is Good !
A wonderful meal, ideally shared with great company and a glass (or two) of the local wine, and, if on top of that you are lucky enough to sit in a cozy little restaurant by the sea, life is as good as it gets.
Somebody gifted me with a small bag of mussels on Sunday, which by itself would have made a great appetizer. But because I always have shrimp in the freezer (today I had two different types,  small/ peeled,/ tail-off and large/ tail-on), and because I wanted to have something a bit more substantial for dinner, I thought this seafood stew would do the trick. And indeed, it did 🙂
Great taste, easy on the eyes and a snap to prepare, both Bella and I were completely happy with the way this turned out 🙂
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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P.S.
Since I don’t drink/use alcohol, I have started to use apple cider as a substitute where wine is called for.
Works out great for most dishes, both in the food and with the food 🙂 Cheers !
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Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

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Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

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Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

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Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

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Shrimp And Vegetable Salad With Cheese/Garlic Bread

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Last  night proved to be one of these dreary nights when I am not able to sleep, so at 5.00 am I decided to give it up, get up and start the day. I had my usual breakfast of two bananas and a glass of ice-cold, reduced fat milk, which usually carries me for a few hours until the early afternoon or even early evening. Not so today. At 10.30 am I decided I needed something a bit more substantial, which lead me to prepare this great concoction. Because of the delicious but very filling large amount of  garlic/cheese bread I devoured,  I’ll be fine for the rest of the day and will probably just have a few fruits for dinner 🙂 😦
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Shrimp And Vegetable Salad With Cheese/Garlic Bread

Shrimp And Vegetable Salad With Cheese/Garlic Bread

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Shrimp And Vegetable Salad With Cheese/Garlic Bread

Shrimp And Vegetable Salad With Cheese/Garlic Bread

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Cheese/Garlic Bread

Shrimp And Vegetable Salad With Cheese/Garlic Bread

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