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Mango Allspice-Brined Pasture Prime Pork with Mango Arbol BBQ Sauce

From: Chef Ferrell Alvarez, Cafe Dufrain, Tampa, FL. Yield: 75 servings.

1 gallon cider vinegar
1 whole raw ham (cut into sections)
2 cups sugar
2 cups salt
1 cup brown sugar
1⁄4 cup allspice
1 Tbsp. red pepper
12 mangos, peeled and pureed

Mango Slaw:
4 heads cabbage, shredded
2 red peppers, julienne
2 red onions, julienne
6 slightly ripe mangos, peeled and julienned
2 cups cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. water

Mango BBQ Sauce:
12 very ripe mangos, peeled and pureed
1 cup vinegar
4 arbol chilis
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt

12 plantain slices, fried, flattened, fried

To prepare pork: Soak in brine for 24 hours. Rinse and bake at 300°F for 12 hours. Cool until easy to handle and shred.

To prepare mango slaw: Combine all ingredients and hold, refrigerated, until service.

To prepare mango BBQ sauce: Combine all ingredients and simmer 10 minutes. Refrigerate until service.

Per order: Layer on plate, in order, a smear of mango BBQ sauce, 1 tostone, pork, and top with mango slaw.


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