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Spiced Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Salt-Baked Shallot and Tarragon Creme Fraiche

Time:6 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 3 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons red-pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled
  • A 4-inch piece peeled ginger root, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed or safflower oil
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh orange zest (from 2 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 whole pork shoulder on the bone (about 10 1/2 pounds), room temperature
  • Coarse salt
  • Salt-Baked Shallot and Tarragon Creme Fraiche, for serving
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh garden peas in pods, shelled (about 4 cups), for serving
  • Pea shoots, for serving (optional)
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Roasted Golden-Beet, Avocado, and Watercress Salad

Time:50 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch (about 12 ounces) baby golden beets, trimmed and scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch (about 4 ounces) watercress, trimmed and large sprigs torn into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 ounce soft-ripened goat cheese, such as Humboldt Fog, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
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