Melissa McEwen posted this video preview of the NYC Paleo Mangalitsa dinner on YouTube. I previously mentioned her and her paleo peers here.
I like how Melissa starts:
We're gonna eat some really delicious food tonight. And its paleo food so that's the best part. But if I weren't paleo, this is an amazing kind of meat...They didn't know how to cook it and had to have a chef phone in instructions.
The preview leaves you hanging wondering how it finishes. Here's her report:
I can't say we followed his instructions perfectly, but it still turned out wonderfully! It was crispy and melted in your mouth with succulent flavor. We devoured it all within an hour. I think the method was very similar to the one used by Thomas Keller in Ad Hoc at Home.Here's another video from the event:
- Mangalitsa is very forgiving. You can make mistakes preparing it and still have it turn out well.
- There's never enough Mangalitsa. It can get ugly at the end, when there's only a little bit on the serving platter.
I'm thinking the next time they have a paleo meetup, I want them to have a bunch of Mangalitsa lardo to snack on.