As for the taste - it also was not my favorite. To me, there was too much 'spiceness' to the taste and the candied fruit with raisins didn't do much to the taste. Perhaps I didn't put enough of the fruit in there. I don't think I even measured it. I don't think I would make this again, but I'm glad to have been able to try something that is popular in another country, particularly one that I'm sure my ancestors are all from. Thumbs down from me, but everyone at the party liked it.
I feel like it definitely added another layer of flavor and gave the pork a little something extra since it was made for our holiday party.
Spiced Maple Glaze:
1/2 cup maple syrup, preferably grade B
2 tbs chicken broth
⅛teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
pinch cayenne pepper
Add ingredients to the pan where you browned the pork and scrape up the browned bits, simmer the glaze until fragrant and keep off to the side or brush on the pork in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
I didn't time myself very well with this recipe, I ended up being late to the party because I started to late!! Part of that is because I didn't think the Uncle Bens rice would take like a half hour to simmer, I'm used to buying instant rice, not sure what I was thinking there. Overall though I liked this recipe and think its a good side casserole for any party or potluck. Will definitely make this again one day. Thumbs up.
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.