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Slow-Roasted Pork

Slow-Roasted Pork
Here is a wonderful way to prepare pork. Slow-cooked with roasted peppers (my favorite is to use Jimmy Nardello’s Italian frying peppers, but even red bells will do a great job). The touch of cumin adds a little extra depth to the sauce. The pork drippings, wine and pepper create a beautiful sauce.
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Ingredients
  1. 4-5 pound pork shoulder, boneless
  2. 1 each red bell peppers, fire roasted on the grill, chopped
  3. 1/2 each yellow onion, chopped
  4. 1 each carrot, peeled and sliced thinly
  5. 1 cup Pinot Noir
  6. 6 each garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  7. 2 sprigs rosemary, fresh
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  9. 1/4 cup olive oil
  10. To taste salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Ask your butcher to remove the bones from the pork shoulder and to tie (or “net”) it as a roast.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and marinate the pork “open” overnight (if you are able to remove the net) by placing it in a baking dish. Turn it a few times during the day.
  3. The next day, place it back in the net, or leave it “as is” if you’ve left it tied.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees. Place the pork with the marinade in a baking dish. Cover the pork and roast in oven for 2 hours. Remove the cover and turn the temperature to 300 degrees and continue to cook until very tender (1 hour). The liquid should be almost evaporated by then. If needed, add a small amount of water so that it is not completely dry at the base. The pork should turn golden brown.
  5. Remove the pork from the oven, allow to cool and “pull” the meat apart into chunks. Place the meat in a mixing bowl. Strain the pan drippings, pressing the veggies through the strainer as much as possible. Remove the excess fat from the drippings, pour over the meat and toss the two together. Cover and chill for use any time in the next few days.
  6. Serve over polenta warm pulled pork on top. Drizzle with a touch of the pan juices.
Notes
  1. Pair with the Paradise Ridge Winery’s 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone
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