Ragout of Pork & Prunes

January/February 2009

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Pork shoulder is an inexpensive and juicy cut that lends itself to roasting, grilling and braising. Here it's paired with prunes, which is a natural marriage of flavors, but you can also use butternut squash combined with a few dried apricots. Serve with polenta and roasted carrots.

"Wow, this dish was delicious! I served with some rice and roasted carrots (the recipe with cardamon on this web). I didn't have port wine so I substituted with half Marsala wine and half apple juice. I'm sure it made the dish a little...
Ragout of Pork & Prunes

7 Reviews for Ragout of Pork & Prunes


This is the recipe that hooked me on "Eatingwell". I made this a few times last winter. It is delicious bistro food. I agree that it is in the OMG category. I could eat it over and over, and the leftovers just get better everyday until they are unfortunately gone.
I served it over the smooth polenta recipe that I got here online. I've also made that polenta recipe many times to accompany this pork and also with many other meals when I would normally have used potatoes. The flavors in this pork were everything I thought they would be. I like prunes but they are often still a source of schoolboy giggles for many people. Things are easier for the prune since they have taken on the new name of dried plum, but using them in a main dish was still a bit of a surprise for some of my guests. I have to say that the flavor they add was terrific and habit forming. The combination of ingredients and the slow cooking make this exotic and comforting at the same time.


This recipe takes a little bit of work, but man is it worth it. Just follow the recipe exactly and you will not be disappointed. This recipe is going straight to my OMG cookbook.


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