Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pot Roast of Pork with Cabbage 豚肉とキャベツのポットロースト

Pot Roast of Pork with Cabbage 豚肉とキャベツのポットロースト by naotakem

An easy one-pot dish to make - only downside being the marinating time for the pork - loaded with vegetables and flavor. Lifted straight off of a cookbook featuring recipes for Le Creuset French ovens.


Take a piece (500g or 1.1lbs) of pork, preferably a shoulder roast, salt all over and wrap tightly with a plastic wrap, marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. Used a pretty lean cut in the picture above, thought it might be better with a little more fat - but pork belly would be too much so pick your meat wisely.


Before cooking, take the pork out of the refrigerator and let sit for an hour or so to bring to room temperature. Heat some butter (add some vegetable oil if worried about burning) in a heavy iron pot - doesn't have to be a Le Creuset - and brown the meat on all sides on mid-high heat. Add half of an onion, sliced thinly, cook until slightly caramelized. Cut up half a cabbage into 1/2-inch wide strips and add to the pot over the pork and onions. Add 1/4 cup of dry white wine and a bay leaf, cover pot, reduce heat to low and cook for 20-30 minutes, mixing the contents and turning the pork every now and then. Finish the seasoning with some freshly ground black pepper while cooking. When pork is done, take out the meat, slice it into thick pieces, and place them over the cabbage and onions in the pot. Serve family style in the pot. with Dijon mustard on the side. Probably best with a dry Riesling, but had it with a Pinot and it also worked very well.


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