I was at first a bit hesitant to share this recipe, because of the simplicity of it and was concerned that you may not read it, or try it. All worries set aside, I choose to share it as we enjoyed it so much, even though it takes time to cook. However, the oven does all the work for you, so kick up your heels or shoes, and enjoy some time away from the kitchen.
From a trip to our local market, we manage to purchase this large portion of pork shoulder that we proudly took home. As I never prepared it before, I decided to look up some recipes. What I found was lots of great recipes with lots of ingredients that required a trip to the store. Laziness was the stopping block here.
Closed all the books and decided to go my way.
The ginger and lime give it a savory flavor. No need to worry about skimming off the fat at as it is all removed prior to cooking.
Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish combination.
One warning: the house will smell wonderfully.
Pork Shoulder Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 608Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Vitamin A 10225IU205%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Preheat the oven at 350F. Place the rack on the lower part of the oven.
Trim all the fat from the pork shoulder and cut into 1-inch cubes. In a large cast enamel pot, over medium high, heat the olive oil. Add half of the pork cubes, do not overcrowd the pot, sear for a couple of minutes. Remove the meat from the pan and place on a plate. Add the remaining pork shoulder to the pan and sear for about a couple of minutes. Remove from the pot and add with the first batch.
Add the wine and vinegar to the pot and scrape any bits that may have stuck to the bottom or sides. Add the onions, carrots, garlic and ginger. Lower the heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft.
Add the pork shoulder back to the pot over the onion’s carrots mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Add lime juice and fresh thyme. Stir all. Add the chicken broth to slightly cover the pork. (you may have some stock left over)
Cover with a tight lid and place in the hot oven. Cook for about 2 to 2 ½ hours, covered and stirring once in a while.