Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 8, 2011 Cider Braised Pork Cheeks with Caramel Poached Crab Apples SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWhat you’ll need (Serves 6) 2 lbs pork cheeks1 cup salt2 cups sugar1 tbsp black peppercorns3 onions, medium diced2 carrots, medium diced2 fennel heads, medium diced3 garlic cloves, sliced1 bunch parsley1 bunch thyme4 cups apple cider1 cup apple cider vinegar6 cups chicken stock (enough to cover the cheeks)1 tsp butter10 crab apples, (left whole, peeled)2 cups sugar1 cup cider vinegar1 cup water Toss pork cheeks with the salt and sugar (dry brine) and let sit for 12 hours, refrigerated. In a pan, brown the meat with a small amount of vegetable oil. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the diced vegetables, parsley, thyme, garlic and black peppercorns to the pan, sauté until soft, deglaze with cider vinegar. Reduce until dry. Do a second deglaze with the apple cider (save about one tbsp for the sauce), reduce by half. Place pork back in and enough chicken stock to just cover the pork. Cartouche (parchment paper lid) the pan and place in 200o F oven for 8 hours. Remove from oven and let cool in its liquid. Remove to sheet pan and let cool completely. Strain and skim the braising liquid, discard vegetables and herbs. Reduce to sauce consistency and add one tbsp. of cider vinegar to balance. To serve: Heat pork in the reduced sauce with a tsp of butter. For the apples: In a pot over medium heat, add sugar, melt and cook until you have a golden caramel. Add cider vinegar and water. Cook until all sugar is dissolved. Add apples and orange peel. Simmer until apples are juicy and tender (approximately 30 minutes). Serve with the pork cheeks or on the side.Main CourseRecipes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Masterclass — Candied Citrus Masterclass Candied Citrus Holiday ... Read More Comments are closed.