Welcome to Piggy Delight Tuesday
Braising is my absolute favorite cooking method. Long hours of cooking develop the kind of incredible flavor amalgamations that set the palate alight. Pork butt was made for braising. Want to know my idea of culinary nirvana? That's a big hunk of pork relaxing in a bath of Gewurztraminer wine, tomatoes, aromatics, and spices, slowly roasting in a hot oven.
Long slow cooking in the presence of moisture breaks down or dissolves collagen by turning it into gelatin and water. Once the connective tissue, collagen, is broken; this happens to the pork butt.
Brasing Liquid - Gewurztraminer wine, tomato paste, red onion, Yukon gold potatoes, portobello mushrooms, water, spices. Melt in the mouth tender.
Braised Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Pickled Red Onions
Braised Pork Butt
The grilled cheese sandwich all grown up!
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!