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Spicy Pork Stew

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This delicious stew recipe is courtesy of Margot Olshan.

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April Spring 2008

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork butt, trimmed of fat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped chipotle chiles, in adobo sauce
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Cooked basmati rice, for serving (optional)
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped, for garnish
  • Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place pork in a shallow baking dish and pour over vinegar; turn to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes and up to 2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven. Season pork with salt and pepper and, working in batches, add to Dutch oven. Cook until browned on all sides; transfer pork to a plate and set aside.

  3. Add onion, garlic, cocoa powder, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, and chipotle chiles to Dutch oven. Cook until onion is soft and spices are fragrant, adding a little water if mixture begins to stick to the bottom of the pot.

  4. Return pork to Dutch oven; stir to combine. Add 1 cup water, sweet potatoes, and turnips; do not stir. Cover and transfer to oven. Cook until pork is tender and vegetables are soft, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve hot with rice, if desired, and garnished with tomato and cilantro.

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  • pbaffour
    12 APR, 2010
    Loved this recipe. Don't forget to put some salt in there (besides what you season the meat with) else it tends to be a little bland. Also, you REALLY should get rid of every last bit of fat from the pork butt-- it doesn't work well with the texture in your mouth if you don't.
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  • Marlasf
    30 DEC, 2008
    This is outstanding. My boyfriend and I had two helpings. The spices are just perfect. It has a bite to it. I can't wait to invite someone over to enjoy this special dish. I removed many seeds from the chiles, so it wouldn't be too hot. My apartment still has the wonderful spice smell.
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  • tbetz
    8 MAY, 2008
    Thank you, Deb. I guess I would not make a good eyewitness!
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  • deb218
    2 MAY, 2008
    The cilantro/parsley sauce is a Chimichurri Sauce. It was used at the restaurant on steaks, salmon, etc and was not used in the pork stew. These are approximate measurements. Chimichurri Sauce 2 cups parsley 2 cups cilantro 1 cup lime juice 1/4 cup chopped red onion or scallion Pinch each of salt, pepper, sugar Mix above in blender then drizzlle in enough Olive oil to make a thin sauce. Thinner than pesto.
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  • tbetz
    1 MAY, 2008
    Help me out here. What happened to the recipe for the cilantro/parsley mix that was done in the blender and added to the pork? Anyone get those ingredients? It's been left out of the video, too. I imagine it is an integral flavor component to the finished dish. Bummer.
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  • william.gilmore
    27 APR, 2008
    http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=3edda538db6e0110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD
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  • william.gilmore
    27 APR, 2008
    The Bread is called the No-Knead Bread and was featured on Martha's Show. Here is the web address of the recipe on this site. Enjoy it really is good. http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=3edda538db6e0110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD
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  • melissafisher
    27 APR, 2008
    The bread they made at Margot's resturaunt looked amazing- I would love to make it at home!
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  • melissafisher
    27 APR, 2008
    The bread they made at Margot's resturaunt looked amazing- I would love to make it at home!
    Reply
  • melissafisher
    27 APR, 2008
    The bread they made at Margot's resturaunt looked amazing- I would love to make it at home!
    Reply