Belly of pork stew

Person Author: Maaike Calender February 20, 2016 Posted No Tags Comment No Comments

I’m not sure if you can get marinated belly of pork outide the Netherlands. But I just bought these as they were on offer, otherwise I would use natural (or plain) ones. You can always add paprika and herbs to your liking. I served this with potatoes and red cabbage with apple.

bellyporkstew

Serves 4-6:

1 kilo of belly of pork (no rind, natural or marinated)

2-3 carrots

2 sticks of celery

1-2 cloves of garlic

2 onions

500ml beef stock ( from a cube is fine)

125ml red wine or ore to taste

Salt and pepper

Butter  for the pan

 

Method:

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Melt and Brown butter in a casserole style dish.

Add the meat and let  change colour (no need to brown)

Meanwhile clean and cut the vegetables.

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When the meat has changed colour, you’re probably left with a lot of moisture and fat in the pan, drain this off.

Return meat to the pan and add the veggies.

With the lid on let this soften on a low heat for about 10 minutes.

Then turn the heat on high and add the wine, let evaporate for a few minutes, then add the stock.

Cover and let simmer as long as you can but a minimal of 1 hour. The longer you can stew it, the softer and more tender the meat gets.

season to taste at the end as it might get salty when the stock evaporates.

Recipe and photos Gardeninglady

 

 

 

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