August 31, 2009

Plantains And Pork Stew

Over the weekend, we went to dinner at my husband's ex-classmate's home. She's from Jamaica and she cooked us the most fantastic Jamaican feast. There are no pictures from the evening because it's difficult to work a camera while you're being a pig.

The hubs really loved the plantain, so she gave us one so we could take it home to fry up.

It needs no spices, just a spray of oil and let it cook till it's got a lovely crust. So yummy!

And for dinner I made pork stew, one of my cool weather staples. It's easy to make -- it just takes time to simmer.

Pork Stew
1.5 lbs pork, cubed
2-3 onions, roughly chopped
2 tbsp rosemary
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp paprika
1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
1 cup red wine
1.5 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
2-3 cups carrots, cut into large chunks
- Cube the pork and season with salt and pepper. Brown in a large pot in batches on high heat.
- Lower the heat and add the onions to the pot and return the pork to the pot. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the onions to soften.
- Add the wine and allow to cook for a few minutes before adding the herbs and spices, tomato paste and chicken stock.
- Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for approximately 1 hour. You'll need to cook it longer if the pork was cut into larger pieces.
- Approximately 20 minutes into cooking, add the carrots and stir in.


The Food Librarian said...

This looks like the most perfect dinner. I love pork stew! Yummy!

chelsea said...


Aurelia said...

looks real good!

Anonymous said...

oh how i love stewwwws..... <=)


Unknown said...

That sounds yummy! And I have some pork in my freezer right now - thanks for sharing :)


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