Fettuccine primavera with a sauce filled centerpiece

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This is a great holiday meal, because of all the extras from it. I boiled the pork water down to about a quart and a half then added rice and made a delicious congee. But besides that it feeds four comfortably. It takes a while to make but its all worth it at the end.
theres more pasta usually made but i didn't have a big enough platter for all the pasta
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Step 1: Ingredients

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1 bag fettuccine (i got spinach)
1 lb ground beef
4 lbs pork butt
5 stalks asparagus 
3-4 leaves spinach
1 cup chopped spinach
1/2 pint cream
2 cups milk
2 tbs butter
1 cup gruyere
2 tbs flour
1 cup bacon
edible flowers
truffle oil
2 egg whites
1 yolk
3 1/2 litres water

Step 2: Equipment

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2 flat ceramic plates
1 metal steamer
1 meat cutting board
1 vegetable cutting board
1 chefs knife
1 pasta strainer
1 medium sized pot with lid
1 jamaican beer bottle
1 shot glass
1 oven safe pot
1 mixing bowl
1 cheese grater
1 large stew pot

Step 3: Butchering

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you want a piece with the longest and most abundant grain. it makes your job a lot easier.

Step 4: Butchering 2

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Cut into two smaller pieces, ONLY CUT WITH THE GRAIN. if you have bones or anything left over you could throw it in as well and boil down after pork is done. 

Step 5: Simmer

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Simmer pork for 4-5 hrs, or until it rips off in strands. 

Step 6: Skimming

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When a nice layer of foam surfaces, skim it all off, and continue to simmer. 

Step 7: Peeling

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After about 3 1/2 hours the meat should be ready to peel. Take it out and treat like string cheese, trying to make the pieces like match sticks. fill up as much as you can on the plates in lines. 

Step 8: Cooking

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Press pieces down and oil to coat with truffle oil. set oven to 350 and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 9: Cooling

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Take out of oven and prop something up under one side of them so oil drains out.

Step 10: Strengthening meat

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Grab your mixing bowl then add ground beef, two egg whites, salt, pepper, and one yolk.  
scoochmaroo2 years ago
This is so rad. Great job documenting the pulled pork process. Seems like a pressure cooker would be just the thing for this!
the_cactus_caper (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
A great tool I've yet to get..would have cut my time down for sure
That is just so fancy! Awesome pasta centerpiece!
Thank you so much...it took like 9 hours..but it was good..like pork jerky