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pork enchiladas - green sauce or red sauce?

LuluTheMagnificent May 10, 2012 08:32 AM

I have pork left over from crockpot, want to make pork enchiladas, should I use green sauce or red? I'm thinking green since pork is white meat.

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    katecm RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 10, 2012 09:46 AM

    Definitely. Throw in some diced pineapple and cilantro if you have it handy.

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      LuluTheMagnificent RE: katecm May 10, 2012 08:56 PM

      I have cilantro, where should I put the pineapple? This sounds interesting.

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        katecm RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 11, 2012 07:40 AM

        Come to think of it, my original inclination was to chop it and mix it with the pork, but you could also make a pineapple and cilantro salsa to serve on top to brighten everything up.

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          LuluTheMagnificent RE: katecm May 12, 2012 05:28 PM

          I am making these tonight and I'm just going to put them inside six enchiladas . YUM! I like pineapple on my pork tacos, but never thought about adding some inside enchiladas. Thank you!

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      ChiliDude RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 10, 2012 09:51 AM

      In New Mexico one may opt for green. I'm on the East Coast. I always opt for red. Either one can produce the desired heat.

      I think the state question of NM is "Red or Green?"

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        dustchick RE: ChiliDude May 10, 2012 05:24 PM

        And my usual answer is "Both". Love sampling the sauces in NM. I was thinking that if I were the OP, I'd stew the pork in red sauce, but sauce the enchiladas themselves with green. Mmm...

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          LuluTheMagnificent RE: dustchick May 10, 2012 08:58 PM

          This sounds like what I might do.

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            Madrid RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 11, 2012 06:43 AM

            yeah, in NM they often serve both red and green, if you ask for "Christmas." I do like both.

      2. dave_c RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 10, 2012 09:53 AM


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          JerryMe RE: dave_c May 10, 2012 09:55 AM

          I always use green for pork and chicken. Red I use for beef

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            todao RE: dave_c May 10, 2012 10:30 AM

            Ditto dave_c

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              LuluTheMagnificent RE: todao May 10, 2012 08:59 PM

              This is what I always thought too.

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            paul balbin RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 10, 2012 05:12 PM

            If it is Hatch chili, green. If Chemayo, red

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              shallots RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 10, 2012 06:29 PM

              If you had Carnitas, a tomatillo sauce with a melting Mexican cheese would make an excellent burrito quickly.

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                jpc8015 RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 11, 2012 04:54 AM


                1. Veggo RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 11, 2012 07:52 AM

                  Green sauce can be chili or tomatillo based, which are quite different, or a blend of the two. Green sauce voters here should specify which, IMO. Either has its fans.

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                    Will Owen RE: Veggo May 11, 2012 03:19 PM

                    I always use both chiles and tomatillos, just because they get along so well. And I don't invite the cilantro-haters over, either.

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                      LuluTheMagnificent RE: Will Owen May 12, 2012 05:20 PM

                      re: cilantro haters: I will remember this. I am always trying to please or convert them.

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                        Will Owen RE: LuluTheMagnificent May 13, 2012 05:27 PM

                        Most can't be converted, and I'm convinced it's not their fault. It's just that their tasting apparatus is so tuned that cilantro doesn't just taste a tad soapy, but like SOAP. I know my first taste of it I was briefly repelled, then strangely charmed, then an avid partisan, because of that first soapy funkiness. Some people don't even taste that, but others taste nothing else.

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