Recipe: Apple and Sage Pork Cassoulet

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This delectable winter meal will leave you feeling warm, comforted and satisfied. The rich, creamy slow-cooked pork just melts in your mouth, the sage adds an earthy undertone, and the soft sweetness of the apple shines through perfectly.

I love to serve the cassoulet with freshly steamed millet, brown rice or Creamy cauliflower mash.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon ghee, butter or olive oil 6 French shallots, roughly chopped

4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1 large handful of sage leaves

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) organic pork shoulder, cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes

2 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) brown rice flour

185 ml (6 fl oz/3/4 cup) sweet white wine or apple juice

1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups) Home-made vegetable stock or chicken stock

2 carrots, chopped

2 apples, skin on, cored and cut into wedges

175 g (6 oz) frozen or shelled fresh peas

Directions

Melt the ghee in a large flameproof casserole dish over medium heat.

Add the shallot, garlic and sage and sauté for 10 minutes, or until the shallot is soft and slightly browned.

Add the pork, then sprinkle the flour over. Continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes, until the meat is browned all over.

Stir in the wine, then simmer for about 5 minutes, until it has evaporated

Add the stock, carrot and apple, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for one and a half hours, or until the meat is tender and the sauce is lovely and thick, adding a little more stock if needed.

Stir in the peas and cook for a further 5–10 minutes, or until the peas are just tender.

Serve hot.

This week’s recipe is brought to you by Eleanor Ozich and is taken from her new release My Petite Kitchen Cookbook.

Published by Murdoch Books. RRP: $39.95

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