- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Serving: 6 Persons
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 886
- Carbohydrate Content: 95g
- Fat Content: 33g
- Fiber Content: 14g
- Protein Content: 44g
- Saturated Fat Content: 14g
- Sodium Content: 1.9g
- Sugar Content: 26g
Brazilian pork stew with corn dumplings Recipe
Brazilian pork stew with corn dumplings is a One-pot recipe for 6 people, takes only 35 mins; recipe has pork shoulder, sunflower oil and onion.
- Red Pepper - 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
- Red Chilli - 2 red chillies, halved lengthways - seeds in or out, depending on whether you like it spicy
- Onion - 2 onions, finely chopped
- Chopped Tomato - 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
- Spring Onion - bunch spring onions, finely sliced
- Egg - 1 medium egg, beaten
- Butter - 100g cold butter, diced
- Black Bean - 2 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- Oregano - 1 tbsp oregano leaves (or 2 tsp dried), plus extra, to serve
- Ground Cumin - 1 tbsp ground cumin
- Bay Leaf - 3 bay leaves
- Stock Cube - 1 stock cube (beef, pork or chicken)
- Sweet Potato - 400g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3-4cm/1 1/4 in - 1 1/2 in chunks
- Sunflower Oil - 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- Orange - zest and juice 2 oranges
- Celery - 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
- Bicarbonate Of Soda - 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Self Raising Flour - 200g self-raising flour
- Allspice - 1 tbsp allspice
- Red Wine Vinegar - 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Muscovado Sugar - 2 tbsp soft dark brown or muscovado sugar
- Pork Shoulder - 900g pork shoulder, cut into 4cm chunks
- Sweetcorn - 140g sweetcorn, from a can, drained, or freshly cut from a cob (just boil for 3 mins first)
- Buttermilk - 75ml buttermilk
- Cocoa Powder - 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Ground Coriander - 1 tbsp ground coriander
- Cornmeal - 140g cornmeal or finely ground polenta, plus extra for dusting
- Start by getting your biggest flameproof casserole dish and sealing the pork chunks in the oil - they don't have to be very well browned. Do in batches, then transfer to a plate and tip three-quarters of the onions, the celery, bay and oregano into the dish. Add a splash more oil, if you need, and fry gently until softened.
- Tip in the spices, stir for 1 min to toast, then return the pork to the dish. Crumble in the stock cube and stir in the tomatoes, cocoa, sugar, 2 tbsp of the vinegar, the zest and juice from 1 orange, and 3 of the chilli halves. Bring to a simmer, then cover and leave to bubble for 1 hr.
- Meanwhile, finely chop the reserved chilli half and mix with the remaining onions, the spring onions, and red wine vinegar and the zest and juice from the last orange. Keep cold in the fridge.
- After 1 hr, stir the sweet potatoes and red peppers into the stew, then re-cover and simmer for another 30 mins.
- When the stew has about 15 mins to go, make the dumplings. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine crumbs, then stir in the cornmeal, bicarb and sweetcorn. Finally, mix in the buttermilk and all but 1 tbsp of the egg to make a soft dough. Season with some salt and roll the mixture into 12 soft dumplings, then roll in a little more cornmeal to coat the tops. Brush the tops with the reserved beaten egg.
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Stir the beans into the stew, then taste for seasoning. Sit 6 of the dumplings on top of the stew and the rest on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Put both in the oven - the stew without its lid - and cook for 25 mins until the dumplings are golden and risen.
- Carry the stew straight to the table, and sprinkle over a little more oregano before spooning into bowls. Serve the extra dumplings alongside for those who fancy another one, and the onion relish.