Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Smokey Roast

So you went Paleo a few months ago and now you're running out of ways to cook meat?  Say it ain't so!!  Big Daddy could eat steak and chicken thighs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I need a little more spice in my life.

Luckily, Everyday Paleo came to my rescue with this amazingly simple, amazingly tasty, amazingly amazing recipe for the roast I had defrosting in my fridge.  
A little bit of coffee, a little bit of cinnamon, a little bit of cocoa?  And cumin?  I honestly cannot read a recipe and imagine what its going to taste like, but I *almost* skipped over this one.  I'm so glad I didn't!  This hunk of meat gave off different aromas every 15 minutes and each one of them was amazing.  The cumin threw me off a little bit, especially after the coffee.  The roast was moist and tender and didn't taste like a boring, old roast.  It also didn't taste like coffee, cinnamon, cocoa, or cumin.  The meat and the spices created a new flavor that was... amazing.  I usually like to dip my roast in ketchup (because it's usually too dry to swallow without the ketchup!!) but I felt like the ketchup ruined the flavor.

I served this with a simple garden salad.  I didn't want to have any strong flavors competing with the flavor of the main dish.  Or...  I put this in the crockpot at 9am and completely forgot about dinner until Big Daddy walked in the door!

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