Prueba de cerdo (Pork with vinegar and paprika)

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Prueba de cerdo (Pork with vinegar and paprika)
Prueba de cerdo (Pork with vinegar and paprika)
Prueba de cerdo
Servings:4 or 8 as a tapa
Calories per serving:413
Ready in:2 hours 40 minutes
Prep. time:2 hours
Cook time:40 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013
Guindilla chillies

From Extremadura, the recipe title literally means 'test the pork', and was traditionally prepared to test the meat of a freshly killed pig.


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Mise en place

  • Rub the pork with the paprika and seasoning, then leave at room temperature for 1-2 hours.


  1. Heat the oil in a pan until it is very hot.
  2. Add the pork and when completely seared, add the onion, garlic, chillies, oregano and bay leaf.
  3. Allow to cook until the onion is soft, stirring the mixture from time to time.
  4. Add 90 ml of the water and 30 ml of the vinegar.
  5. Reduce until the liquid has disapeared and add the remaining water and vinegar.
  6. Allow to reduce further, until the sauce has almost evaporated, ie 1-2 tablespoons of liquid left.
  7. Serve, garnished with the parsley.


Increase or reduce the garlic and chilli quantities as desired. Pickled guindilla chilles are available in the UK, but you can use cayenne chillies as an alternative.

Chef's notes

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