This meltingly tender pork shoulder ragout has a savory broth that’s full of fennel. White wine gives the stew a bright edge of acidity.
8 servings, generous 1 cup each
Active Time: 20 minutes |
Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours
8 cups thinly sliced fennel (2-3 medium bulbs), plus 1/4 cup chopped fronds
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder or Boston butt, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained
Spread fennel and onion in an even layer in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and refrigerate fennel fronds.
Sprinkle pork with 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add about half the pork and cook until brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker. Repeat with the remaining oil and pork. Add wine to the pan and scrape up any browned bits; remove from the heat.
Sprinkle garlic, rosemary, oregano and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper over the pork. Top with the drained tomatoes and pour in the wine from the skillet.
Cover and cook for 5 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low. Stir the stew well to combine; serve garnished with the reserved fronds.
Per serving :
13 g Fat;
4 g Sat;
7 g Mono;
70 mg Cholesterol;
9 g Carbohydrates;
20 g Protein;
3 g Fiber;
303 mg Sodium;
641 mg Potassium
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 1/2 meat, 1 fat
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Prep fennel, onion and garlic; trim and cut pork. Refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker