7/19/2022 - Guyana - Country #89

This is the country that took the most time to make - bar none.

I googled 'guyana foods' and found Aunty Rita's Guyanese Garlic Pork (With Chicken and Beef Options) - Metemgee. I've never pickled anything in my life and I was ready for it!

Starting on Sunday, July 10, I did this part (this recipe called for this to pickle about 3-4 days max; we ended up not doing that, of course).

First, gather your ingredients (including fresh thyme from your parents' garden :))

Rinse the pork in some white vinegar...

Put almost everything in the blender to pulse...

Drain the pork; then, layer the pork with veggie puree, more white vinegar, and the thyme stems. Put a super-tight lid on it...

And let it pickle until you want to cook it

Do you know how long I've been waiting to introduce a SpongeBob meme onto this blog? BF will be so proud of me :)

Cook off the drained pork in the air fryer until cooked through and I served it on a huge tabbouleh bed.


So, this was fun and different. The pork was super acidic and chewy, sharp against the fresh veg. But I will not lie. Between the greenery and the chewing, I felt like a cow chewing her cud, lolz.

Country stats:

Day made: Started - 7/10/2022, Sunday; finished 7/19/2022, Tuesday

Day post made: 8/23/2022, Tuesday

Would I make it again? 7.5/10, maybe yes, but I won't wait so long to cook the pork, lolz

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