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Apple and Butternut Squash Pork Stew

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Yield: Serves 4

NF based on 1 of 4 servings

Apple and Butternut Squash Pork Stew


600g pork loin, cut into bite size pieces
tsp Himalayan salt
tsp freshly cracked black pepper
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1 star anise
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ginger
tsp garam masala
1 cup unsweetened apple cider
The juice of 1 lime
2 cups chicken stock
2 large carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
medium rutabaga, (about 2 cups) cut into bite size chunks
butternut squash, (about 2 cups) cut into bite size chunks
150g baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped

1 cup full fat coconut milk
2 tbsp arrowroot flour


Heat a little bit of cooking fat in a large, heavy saucepan set over high heat. Add the pieces of meat and sear until golden on all sides. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic cloves, spices and apple cider.
Bring to the boil then turn the heat down, cover and simmer on low for an hour to an hour and a half, until the meat is nice and tender.
Add chicken stock, lime juice and chopped vegetables. Continue cooking until the vegetables are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
Add chopped baby spinach leaves and continue cooking for another minute, until the spinach is wilted.
In a small container, make a slurry by mixing the coconut milk and arrowroot together with a whisk, then add that to the stew. Stir well and bring back to the boil for a full minute to allow the arrowroot flour to fully cook and reach its full thickening power.
Serve piping hot with lime wedges, additional coconut milk and a generous pinch of hot chili pepper flakes, if desired

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/7/2013 7:51PM

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SKATER787 11/6/2013 5:15PM

    I was surprised to see Indian spices with pork. Usually they don't eat pork for religious reasons. Garam masala is definitely Indian spices. It should be interesting though.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 11/6/2013 2:18PM

    I am going to try this, this month, and will let you know how it turned out. I do have nutritional amounts as well. I like the small portion cup too, QUEENIEBELLE. We have our Santa's art shop coming up, and I will try to get some new stoneware vessels just for this sort of thing.

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    emoticon Sounds tasty! It's stew weather for sure. I noticed the small portion size cup LOL. emoticon

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BOB5148 11/6/2013 11:39AM


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