Braised Ibérico pork cheek and vegetable fricassée

Braised Iberico Pork Cheek and Vegetable Fricassée
By epicure
Published on Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013
Cuisine
European
Type of Meal
Mains
Vegetarian-friendly
No
Level of Difficulty
Intermediate
Speed
Long

Serves 1
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 2 hours 15 minutes

10g baby carrots
10g turnips
10g radish
160g ibérico pork cheek, divided into 2 (available from Indoguna)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
50g flour
100ml red wine
500ml chicken stock
10g mushrooms

  • Blanch the vegetables except the mushrooms in a pot of boiling water. Add salt if desired. Cool the vegetables in an ice bath and set aside.
  • Season the pork cheeks with salt and pepper. Add oil into the pan and sear the pork cheeks till they turn golden brown.
  • Dust the pork cheeks with flour, add red wine into the pan, and reduce the wine.
  • Add chicken stock, cover pan with a lid, and let it simmer for about 2 hours.
  • After two hours, check to make sure the pork cheeks are fork tender. Then add the mushrooms and cooked vegetables into the pan and braise for another 2 minutes. Serve.