The Air Fryer Haitian Griot recipe is my variation of a well known Haitian dish. Griot is an authentic Haitian dish, made up of cubed pork shoulder or turkey, cooked in a spicy, tangy sauce called Epis. To get maximum flavor marinate overnight. I grew up with my grandmother deep frying it in a large pot. I have modernized this dish by using an air fryer because it reduces the cooking time.
- 7 lbs. pork shoulder, cut into medium cubes
- 2 limes
- 1-2 cups Epis
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra leaves for serving
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Juice limes and set juice aside. Place pork in a large bowl and rinse in cold water. Drain excess water and add lime juice, salt, black pepper, minced garlic and Epis and mix thoroughly.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour.
- Cook pork in a large pot on medium heat for 30-40 minutes and stir occasionally.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Place the pork in the air fryer (do not over crowd). Cook for 8-12 minutes depending on your air fryer.
- Insert meat thermometer into meat to ensure that the temperature is 165ºF before taking it out of the fryer.
- Take 2 cups of the excess juices made from cooking the pork and put in a medium sized sauce pot.
- Add 1 tsp of tomato paste and whisk to evenly distribute the tomato paste. Add salt and pepper to taste.