hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

A la cartridge: Dragon's Crown pork monster

12:00 PM on 08.16.2013 // Steven Hansen
  @dtoidsteven

Come see my Dragon's Crowning achievement: A dumb cooking show

Food is good. Videogames are good. Food inspired by videogames are doubleplusgood. It's simple science. Science and art. I would like to humbly present the first episode of Steven Hansen's À la cartridge, a straightforward cooking show where I teach you how to make tasty things and talk about the games that inspire them. 

In my quest to become the Alton Brown of videogames, will I become videogames' Guy Fieri? Will I remember to get a knife sharpener so I don't swear into the camera when I cut myself? Will the sorceress in Dragon's Crown invest in proper bust support to nip future back problems in the bud? 

Find out by watching the inaugural episode, in which I cook a gigantic pork shoulder and rosemary potatoes (full recipe below). And tell me what I can do to improve. What upcoming games might you want to see a dish for?

Dragon's Crown pork monster

Ingredients:

  • Salt, pepper
  • Pork shoulder (on the bone)
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • Minced garlic
  • 2 cups of beef stock

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rub your meat with salt and pepper, coating evenly. Heat up a pan. Sear the meat for about one minute on each side.

Remove the meat from the pan. Pour wine in the pan, scraping up burnt on bits of flavor. Let the wine boil for a bit. Add carrot, celery, onion, all chopped to equal proportions.

Cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic, tomato paste. Mix. Add beef stock.

Transfer the liquid and vegetables into a large, oven safe receptacle. Submerge the pork as deeply as possible. Let it cook in the oven for 2 hours.

Side option: Rosemary potatoes

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced rosemary 
  • Salt, pepper

Instructions:

Cut the potatoes into equal-sized pieces. Quartering works for small potatoes.

Toss in a mixture of olive oil, minced rosemary, minced garlic, salt, pepper.

Place on a pan and put in the oven for 1 hour, or until potatoes are a desirable softness on the inside. To brown the outside, you can set the oven to broil and cook a bit longer, but be mindful they don't burn.

Photo Gallery: (4 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Steven Hansen, Features Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure dtoidsteven Tips
Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. ('^ω^) more   |   staff directory



Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -