Pressure Cooker Puerco Pibil

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Pressure Cooker Puerco Pibil
 
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Recipe video by Ryan Published on 5/9/2018, viewed by 1261 , 2 Comments

I originally learned of this dish through the DVD features on Once Upon a Time in Mexico. The dish is an important plot element in the movie. It's supposed to be wrapped in banana leaves and braised, but I adapted it for an instant pot pressure cooker, and I actually prefer the results to the original.

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What you will need

5 Tbsp (50g) annato

15 whole cloves

2 tsp (5g) cumin seed

10 whole allspice berries

1 Tbsp (10g) whole peppercorns

2 habañeros

2 oranges

3 limes

2 lemons

8 clove garlic

1/3 cup (80 ml) white vinegar

1/3 cup (80 ml) tequilla

5 lb (2.25 kg) pork shoulder

How to cook

1

Get all of your spices together. Annatto can be found at specialty grocers. It's definitely a key component of this dish, so don't skip it.

Get all of your spices together. Annatto can be found at specialty grocers. It's definitely a key component of this dish, so don't skip it.

2

Grind the spices. There's a lot of grinding to be done here. I like to have an extra coffee grinder that I reserve strictly for grinding spices. It saves a ton of time.

Grind the spices. There's a lot of grinding to be done here. I like to have an extra coffee grinder that I reserve strictly for grinding spices. It saves a ton of time.

3

Remove the seeds from the habañeros and slice them into little strips.

Remove the seeds from the habañeros and slice them into little strips.

4

Cut all of the oranges, limes, and lemons through the center.

Cut all of the oranges, limes, and lemons through the center.

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I usually juice citrus by hand because I know I can get a higher yield than other methods.

I usually juice citrus by hand because I know I can get a higher yield than other methods.

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Drop the habañero slices into the juice.

Drop the habañero slices into the juice.

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Add the garlic cloves, having first removed the peel and stem tip.

Add the garlic cloves, having first removed the peel and stem tip.

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Place the pork shoulder in the pot. Turn it over a few times to coat in seasoning.

Place the pork shoulder in the pot. Turn it over a few times to coat in seasoning.

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Cover the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 1 hour. When finished cooking, the pork should be very tender. If it's still difficult to separate with 2 forks, replace the lid and cook for another 30 minutes.

Cover the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 1 hour. When finished cooking, the pork should be very tender. If it's still difficult to separate with 2 forks, replace the lid and cook for another 30 minutes.

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I like to separate the pork with two forks, then store it in it's own broth. I usually serve this like carnitas with with rice and beans, tortillas, and a simple cabbage salad.

I like to separate the pork with two forks, then store it in it's own broth. I usually serve this like carnitas with with rice and beans, tortillas, and a simple cabbage salad.

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alberto patinio5/15/2018 ☰
Excelentr dish described with maestria.felicitaciones.
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