Porco com vinho e alhos
- 200 ml (7 fl oz) vinho verdhe white wine
- 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 1 clove bud
- 4 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons paprika
For the stew
- 675g (1.5 lb) lean leg of pork, trimmed of gristle, skin and fat
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 40g (1.5 oz) ghee or butter
- 225 g (8 oz) onions, peeled and chopped finely
- 6 cloves of Garlic, peeled and crushed
- sea salt
- Cut the meat in to 4 cm (1.5 ") cubes.
- Process all of the marinade ingredients to a thin paste in a food processor or blender.
- Mix the meat and marinade together in a non-metallic bowl, cover and refrigerate for 48 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 190° C (375° F - gas 5)
- Heat the ghee and oil in a wok and stir-fry the onions and garlic for 10 minutes until softened.
- Add the onions and garlic, meat and marinade to a large casserole dish, mix well, cover and cook for 1 hour.
- Check it every 20 minutes and add a little extra water if it starts to dry out.
- Taste and season with salt before serving.
The original authentic recipe called for 4 clove buds which, with the similarly flavoured bay leaves, I found a little overpowering and have therefore reduced the recipe to one clove. This was a delicious dish that, strangely, gave the pork the texture, and to my mind, the flavour of beef. Although not authentic, I added a few chopped tomatoes as they were spare, and a few chillies for good measure too. Well worth making.
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