Pork and Ham

Pot Roast Pork in lemon scented Milk

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Leg of pork boned and rolled and ready to pot roast with milk, lemon fennel and bay

This slow cook dish is perfect for summer cooking. The flavour of the lemon  is deepened and complimented by the addition of fennel seeds. Bay leaves, one of my all time favourite herbs, add a balance and warmth to the caramel flavours of the cooked milk. At the end of cooking the meat is succulent and the skin soft a lightly browned. The milk should be curdled but the sauce thick enough to spoon.   Continue reading

Pork Shanks braised in a tomato basil sauce with chorizo and canelli beans.

A summery Casserole of pork shanks braised in a tomato basil sauce with chorizo and cannelli beans.

Summery Casserole of pork shanks braised in a tomato basil sauce with chorizo and cannelli beans.

Melt in the mouth tender pork shanks cooked slowly in a rich tomato and basil sauce. The addition of the canellini beans makes this a simple one pot meal that you could serve with a crisp baby gem salad. Mop up the juices with fresh crusty bread or try Stirring Stuff’s salt crust new potatoes New Potatoes Baked in an Orange Scented Salt Crust with Mint and Rosemary Continue reading

Smokey Pulled Pork

Smoky slow cooked Pulled Pork

Smoky slow cooked pork being pulled. It should be soft as butter. Make sure that you break up the Crispy fat and mix it well in with the meat.

The new must make for summer. Succulent and tantalisingly smoky shreds of slow cooked pork sandwiched between rich soft brioche buns.   The remains, if there are any, make a delicious refried bean hash or Stirring Stuff’s Thai inspired pink grapefruit and coconut salad (link posting soon). Continue reading