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Sunday 9 September 2018

Slow-Braised Pork shoulder with Cider and Parsnips : One Pot Dish

Many may agree that Pork shoulder is the ideal cut for this warming one-pot! It's packed with delicious autumnal flavours and perfect served with a helping of mashed swede/rutabaga.

Serves 4/5
2 tbsp. olive oil
1kg/2lb 4oz pork shoulder, diced
2 onions, sliced
2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
3 parsnips, cut into chunks
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. plain flour
330ml bottle cider
850ml chicken stock

handful parsley, chopped
To serve
Mashed swede/rutabaga - see here
1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large lidded flameproof casserole and brown the meat in batches, then set aside. Fry the onions, celery and parsnips with the bay leaves for 10 mins until golden brown. Sprinkle in the flour and give a good stir, then add the pork and any juices back to the dish. 
2. Add the cider and stock so that the meat and vegetables are covered. Season and bring to a simmer, then cover and put in the oven for 2 hrs.
Serve sprinkled with parsley, also mashed swede/rutabaga
Nutritional Details
Per serving - Fat 29g Carbs 19g Protein 46g
From an original idea here

as well as enjoying this recipe, why not enjoy an Autumn walk, image from here

Please note - a variety of recipe ideas are found within this blog, and 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


mxtodis123 said...

You have some great recipes here. This one is a keeper. Thank you.

Christine said...

Sounds so good but don't parsnips have a lot of carbs?

eileeninmd said...


Looks like a tasty meal! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
The scene and photo are pretty, if the rain would stop I would go for a walk.
Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Christine said:
"Sounds so good but don't parsnips have a lot of carbs?"

Hello Christine, many thanks for your question and comment.
Yes, parsnips are higher in carbs than say swede/rutabaga.
Parsnips have 18g per 100g whereas swede is just 9g per 100g

The total carb count in this recipe is 19g carbs per serving and Eddie and I both find this fits in well with our LCHF menu plans.

But as always any meal/recipe is a personal choice and if you or a loved one is diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect blood sugar readings - test is best i.e. use your meter.

Hope this helps you, and other readers.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

All the best Jan

Jo said...

These are my favourite kind of meals, easy to prepare but very comforting and warming for the colder months.

JFM said...

definitely on my "to try" list and perfect for the chilly weather that is in the near future :)

Bill said...

A nice hearty meal, looks delicious.

John M said...

That's a great image for autumn.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds fantastic. We had a great walk along the Rhine today. Hugs, Valerie

William Kendall said...

That sounds like quite a dish!

Elephant's Child said...

Aren't one pot dishes wonderful. They are so often full of flavour, and the clean-up is reduced. Great leftovers too.

Mary Kirkland said...

If I had a place that beautiful to walk around here I might just walk more.

Revrunner said...

First the hurricane here, then autumn.

sandy said...

that recipe looks delicious - the walk looks amazing and I'm anxious for my own fall walk which hasn't quite started here yet.

Sandy said...

I've never fixed parsnips. Had them once when I was kid at my grandma's and I thought they tasted like dirt. Perhaps I should try them again, that was YEARS ago. Way too early for me to think about hot soup, and fall type food though. I hold onto summer as long as I can because I'm not a fan of the colder weather......especially not will follow it.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great autumn recipe. I'll make it for our first frost.

Out on the prairie said...

a meal that will leave you content

Sandra Cox said...

The seasonings and parsnips sounds wonderful.
Hope you had a good weekend:)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Love parsnips
Coffee is on

Kim said...

Jan, you recently left a lovely comment on my post about fall cleaning and I commented back that I imagine your home in fall smelling of something warm and delicious as you cleaned. And here I am greeted with exactly what I had envisioned. I am certain that your home is always filled with the most wonderful to pin this hearty dish!! xo

Nas said...

I love where you go for walk!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

I so love pot dishes! GREAT for cooler weather, too! Thanks for the lovely autumn walk! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the Autumn Walk and I Love the Recipe! Thank you! Big Hugs!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful nature path. :)