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Sunday, 27 September 2020

Pork can make a wonderful tender stew !

Although not eaten by all, Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world, accounting for about 38% of meat production worldwide. Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig - Sus scrofa domesticus - , and there is evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.

I do like to include Pork in my weekly menu plans, and there are so many ways to cook and enjoy it. Take this recipe suggestion, a delicious plateful, and the ingredients used fit well with the LCHF lifestyle too!

Serves 6 - 8
2 tsp olive oil
750 g pork shoulder, cut into 5cm cubes
2 tbsp. plain flour
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
230 g tin chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 heaped tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 (low-salt) chicken or vegetable stock cube
1 tbsp. grated parmesan

1. Preheat the oven to 150°C, fan 140°C, gas 2. Heat half the olive oil in a medium non-stick saucepan. Dust the pork with the flour. Add half the pork to the pan and brown on all sides. Remove to a plate. Repeat with the rest of the pork and set aside.
2. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan, along with the onion, carrots and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the onion has softened slightly. Return the meat to the pan with the garlic, tomatoes, bay leaf and thyme leaves. Make up 500ml stock using the stock cube and pour 300ml into the pan (save the rest for another recipe). Bring to the boil, then carefully pour the contents of the pan into an ovenproof casserole. Cover with a lid then transfer to the oven and cook for 2 hours.
3. Just before serving, remove the casserole from the oven, sprinkle with the grated parmesan and bake until the cheese has melted.

Nutritional Details:
Each serving provides
7.6g carbohydrate 2.1g fibre 13.8g protein 8.0g fat

Delicious served with celeriac or swede mash
You can freeze this, but do it before adding the Parmesan, and defrost fully before cooking and check it's piping hot when you serve.
From an original idea here

A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you, if you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these 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


Lady Caer Morganna said...

That does look delicious! I so enjoy stew - especially this time of the year!

L said...

This sounds amazing!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds so good, I can almost smell it! Valerie

eileeninmd said...


Sounds like a delicious stew. Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

Elephant's Child said...

While I don't eat pork there are lots of delicious flavours in this dish. I hope you enjoy it. And am sure you will.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

We've tried something like that, minus the Parmesan. Very tasty.

God bless.

Tom said...

...we enjoy pork, but never as stew, this is something to try.

Christine said...

Sounds wonderful!

Rose said...

This sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!

My wife knows how to make a great pork stew!

Catarina said...

I rarely buy pork, but I would like to try this recipe.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I don't believe I ever had stew with pork

Margaret D said...

Does look good and similar to what I make.

mamasmercantile said...

We love pork but have never had it as stew before. One to try.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I do enjoy pork and making a pork stew. We also make Hungarian porkolt which is another kind of stewed pork with lots of paprika.
Here is one version:

Debbie said...

i like pork, but i love chicken and tend to use that more often. i have only made beef stew!! this looks so good!!

Conniecrafter said...

You know now that I think of it, I have only made beef stew, I wonder why that is....

DVArtist said...

Ohhhh that looks so good.

Divers and Sundry said...

I always make beef stew, but this does look good. I'll have to try it.

Jenn Jilks said...

You post the best recipes!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just cooked some pork today, Jan! Your stew looks so tasty. I'll have to give it a try.

My name is Erika. said...

I was just thinking about beef stew today. But pork is an interesting substitution.And sounds yummy too!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I never thought about using pork in a stew. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Jeanie said...

This sounds absolutely delicious. I love a good stew and we do eat a lot of pork. I've saved this one.

Thanks for stopping by today! It's always good to see you and your comments make me smile!

This N That said...

This looks wonderful..Probably really good..Pork does very well in a slow cooker..Very tasty