Pork shoulder is nice: usually some of the inexpensive cuts of meat, and it may be utilized in quite a lot of dishes, from Kalua Pig, to Pork Adobo, to hearty stews. However most preparations name for prolonged cooking instances, to interrupt down all of that connective tissue and create a really tender chew. We’re going to do issues the Greek approach this time round, and provides them a fast pan-fry, adopted by a simmer in a flavorful sauce.
This preparation visits the opposite finish of the pork shoulder spectrum: cooking the meat simply by way of, so it’s nonetheless tender and tremendous juicy. We’ll hold the prep and prepare dinner time to beneath an hour, with a number of hands-off time so you possibly can prep a salad and pickled veggies to go together with the meal.
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Tigania – Greek Pan-Fried Pork (Gluten-free, Paleo, Primal, Excellent Well being Eating regimen, Whole30)
2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, lower into ~1” cubes
1 tsp kosher salt, extra to style
1/2 tsp black pepper, extra to style
1/4 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of two lemons (about 6-7 tbsp)
1/2 cup dry white wine
lemon slices to serve
1. In a mixing bowl, mix the pork, salt, pepper, and oregano. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high warmth. In two batches, add the pork and brown on both sides till crispy, about 3 minutes per facet, then take away the pork utilizing a slotted spoon and put aside.
2. As soon as the pork is completed and put aside, add the lemon juice and wine to the skillet, then simmer till decreased by one half, about 8 minutes, stirring regularly. Return the pork and any amassed juices to the skillet, then return to a simmer; cowl, scale back warmth to medium-low, and gently simmer till the pork is tender and cooked by way of, about 10 minutes. Utilizing a slotted spoon, switch the pork to a serving platter.
3. Enhance the warmth to medium-high, and scale back the sauce, uncovered, till just some tbsp of shiny liquid stays, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the pork, then serve with lemon slices, olives, salad, and your favourite pickled greens.
*** If you’re avoiding alcohol, use 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup rooster inventory rather than the white wine.
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