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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Pork stewed in tomatoes, oregano and cumin with fresh sweetcorn

What an eye catching meal, just look at the colours... and perhaps picture the scene, as there you are sharing this lovely pot-full of food ...  

If you'd like to try this recipe, here are the ingredients you will need:

Serves 6
5.2 g carbs per serving
4 tbsp olive oil
1 kg pork shoulder, cut into 3-4cm pieces
2 onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
3 tsp dried oregano (more if using fresh)
2 tsp ground cumin
900g cherry tomatoes, halved
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 corn on the cobs (2 with the kernels sliced off, 1 cut into 6 pieces)
sugar (if needed - see point 5 below)

To serve:
Chopped fresh coriander
1 red chilli, thinly sliced

Here is what you do:

1. Heat the oil in a wide saucepan that has a lid, then brown the pork in batches and set aside in a bowl.
2. Add the onions to the pan with a splash of water and some more oil if it’s looking too dry. Cook gently for 10-15 minutes until very soft and starting to brown at the edges. Add the garlic, oregano and cumin and cook for a couple of minutes, then throw in the tomatoes and let them break down on a moderate heat for 5-10 minutes before returning the pork and any juices to the pan.
3. Stir through a good few pinches of salt and some grinds of black pepper. Cover with the lid and cook gently for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the pork is tender.
4. Once the meat is tender, stir in the corn kernels and the cob pieces and cook, without the lid, for another 5-10 minutes until the corn is done.
5. Taste for seasoning: if your tomatoes were quite acidic, you may need to add a little sugar to balance them. Serve garnished with some chopped coriander and a few chilli slices.

Recipe from here

Do you think a Chianti may suit this dish? Just a thought ...

... this blog does offer a wide variety of recipe ideas, for your consideration, and by doing this it should be pointed out that not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter ...

All the best Jan


Jo said...

Eye catching are definitely the words for this meal, it sounds very tasty and looks absolutely wonderful.

Anonymous said...

That is definitely eye catching. I guess you could use frozen sweetcorn?

Jenny S

Lowcarb team member said...

Jo - thanks for your comment.
Yes, eye-catching it is ... a great dish to set before the family!

Enjoy the rest of Sunday and good wishes for the new week ahead.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Jenny - thanks for your comment.
I think you could use frozen (or even tinned ) sweetcorn, and it would taste fine ... but what makes it more eye-catching are the bigger pieces of corn! The grandchildren love to eat sweetcorn and they prefer the frozen variety - but what is always good about recipes is that you can always amend them to suit your needs / requirements.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks like another delicious meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen - thanks for your comment.
We do enjoy pork in our menu plans, so this dish (or similar) always goes down well ... you can just adjust the ingredients to suit how many you cook for!

The weekend has whizzed by hasn't it! All good wishes for the coming new week ahead.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooo, I love pork, tomatoes, and sweet corn. What a combination, this looks delicious, Jan.

Have a peaceful Sunday, and I hope the week ahead is a good one.


TexWisGirl said...

looks yummy and hearty!

Lowcarb team member said...

Sheri - thanks for your comment.
Yes, isn't this a great combination ... it really invites you to eat it all up!

My week is going well, thank you.
Hope yours is too

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Tex - many thanks for your comment.
Yes - yummy and hearty describes this dish well!

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan