Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chef Chuck's Pork Stew

Spezzatino di maiale

Pork is a popular meat in Italy as well as America and a great choice for a robust stew. This tender white meat is a good choice for stews. Chianti adds the warmth and aroma to this stew and my kitchen. All these ingredients combined with the fresh sprig of rosemary truly enhances this dish. A quick and nutritious dinner for the whole family. Serve with a salad, bread and finish the Chianti!

Pork Stew
1 pound boneless cubed
3 celery stalks chopped
2 carrots chopped
1 onion sliced
3 garlic cloves minced
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup Chianti wine
1 large can San Marzano tomatoes
2 potatoes peeled and cubed
1 potato peeled whole
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown pork for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add 2 more tablespoons olive oil and saute' onions, carrots, and celery for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add garlic, deglaze pot with wine then pour in chicken broth, tomatoes and meat. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, rosemary and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then simmer 1/2 hour. Turn heat off add beans and mash whole potato.

2 comments:

  1. Set out the extra bottle of Chianti, I'll be there in a few... :-) Janet

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  2. Hello LaDue and Crew, I will do so!!
    Thanks

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