Taste of Disney Review: Kalua Pork Sliders
Danny and I both enjoy the process and reward of cooking at home. Most Sundays include planning our weekly menu and grocery shopping for the week. Recently we received a Disney Insider email with a recipe we knew would be a hit in our house. Not only was it a fairly simple dish in terms of ingredients but it was also crock-pot friendly! We made some (minor) modifications to the dish and were very happy with the results. We have even decided to throw this into our regular meal rotation.
What we made
Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise on Brioche Buns
We absolutely loved the spicy mayo. This condiment is so easy to do and versatile. I anticipate making this for many dishes!
What we changed
For starters, this recipe yields 15 sliders which are simply too much for our family of two. Now, that is not to say that we couldn’t down 15 little sliders, because they are that good, but since we try to eat sensible portions it seemed like a better idea to half the recipe. Enough for dinner and little left for someone’s lunch the next day.
Our local supermarket doesn’t carry banana leaves, sadly, so we had to do without for the purpose of our dish. Instead, Danny usually throws in a little garlic. I think next time I will recommend a splash of pineapple juice as well to really compliment the chutney.
Remember how I said that this was an easy-peasy dish? Well, part of that is because we did not make our own brioche rolls. We took the easy way out and purchased some King’s Hawaiian Rolls from the store and toasted them before serving. Way simpler, just as tasty!
Lastly, we have used both fresh and canned pineapple for the chutney. We love getting fresh pineapple whenever it is in season and pack it for lunches and snacks so we didn’t mind getting some for the recipe. With that said, I understand that some may be intimidated with the idea of hacking apart this tropical beauty. Canned pineapple works just as well. I suggest getting crushed pineapple so most of the prep work is already done. Crushed will also get you a better end result, consistency wise, otherwise you will have large chunks of pineapple on little buns.
The original recipe can be found here http://disney.go.com/disneyinsider/taste-of-disney/recipe/pork-sliders