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August 18, 2012

Day 281

Guava Jelly

Seems I couldn’t find anything I needed on a recent trip to the grocery store. Couldn’t find cotija cheese, couldn’t find the right kind of sausage, couldn’t find chaat masala (Bittman claims it’s not a problem if you don’t have chaat masala … just mix some up yourself with always easy to find amchoor and asafetida. Super helpful, Bittman.) Anyway, as I was grumbling around the store I came across canned octopus (we know how that turned out) and this little jar of guava jelly.

First I tried it with my old standby, the PB & J. But that didn’t count, since the PB completely overwhelmed the J. So I went with Plan B: a guava glaze on some pork. I used this recipe (just the glaze part, and I substituted lemon juice for orange juice). Since the end result was destined to be sweet meat, I was sure the whole thing would end badly. But it was surprisingly ungross. Could have used a kick of spice, though — which it would have had, if I had followed the entire recipe.