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Friday, April 15, 2011

'Pig in beer' with braised red cabbage


I spotted this recipe for Autumn "Pig and Beer" and Braised Red Cabbage at Citrus and Candy a couple of weeks ago. It looked so delicious and I knew my husband would be very very happy if I cooked this for him. Actually it didn't appeal to me so much as I don't like beer and I am not a big fan of cabbage. But I wanted to make it with love for my gorgeous hubby :)
It was delicious - i loved it, even the cabbage!


The pork chops are cooked on the stove top for a couple of hours with garlic, bacon, onion, stock, thyme, worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika and, of course, pale ale. Some potatoes are also added towards the end. The red cabbage is sliced thinly and mixed with some apple pieces in a liquid of brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and butter. This is then baked with some cinnamon and ground cloves. I also steamed some beans and baked up some crusty wholemeal bread to serve.


What a magnificent dish, the pork was soft and flavoursome, the cabbage perfectly complimented the pork and was sweet and delicious. I will definitely be making it again.
And yes, it made my husband very happy indeed!

12 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how beer can make meat taste so good? I don't like beer much either, but I have to admit it has its uses in cooking!

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  2. I think pork and cabbage are such wonderful flavour friends :)

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  3. I can see why your hubby is very happy, I would be too if I were served with such delicious food:)

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  4. Pork is always a winner in this house!!!! Will put this on the to do list!!!

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  5. Good morning! Your dish looks delicious and I'll try it. Come for a visit and leave me your icon following me... take a portion of greek "tsoureki". :))

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  6. How could he not have been delighted? It sounds like a fabulous meal. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. Hi,Muppy!A yummy dish can make a man really happy!Well done,dear!Have a nice weekend!

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  8. This sounds delicious and a great meal for hubbys. I love beer and beer sauces always taste so great. They are popular here in Czech Republic. Everything looks delicious. Have a great weekend!

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  9. That looks awesome Muppy! Looks like oodles of comfort especially for this gloomy autumn weather we're having. Your hubby is a lucky man :)

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  10. Delicious! Pork and cabbage is such a classic combination.

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  11. Oh I have this recipe bookmarked also. Good to see it was a winner for you. I will definitely be making it when we move into our new place.

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