Wayne’s sticky pork shoulder

20 Oct

There’s a very good reason for this title… and that would be a certain loving relationship that my friend Wayne has with a certain Eisbein dish at The Oxford Arms in Durbanville. When I was still in SA, our group of friends often met for drinks at The Oxford Arms.I always knew that Wayne would order his favourite… Eisbein. Wayne does everything with passion. Whether he is working, enjoying drinks & dinner,making music, giving a helping hand to a friend.. he’s almost like superman really!!

When he has the important people in his life around him, with drinks, a good meal and good music, it is safe to say that he is happier than a pig in mud!! They also have a little “piglet” on the way, which I am sure will have the same passion for life, love and naturally, everything else!!

So Wayne, you know I was thinking about you (with  a mental picture of you and a piece of Eisbein bigger than the size of your head… in your mouth) while I was preparing this lovely little piggy!! I am sure you would have lovingly tucked in!! Miss you guys…

Sticky Pork Shoulder

2 kg pork shoulder

1 can of beer

1 can of cider

1 tablespoon of cumin seeds

4 tablespoons of apricot jam

1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

3 potatoes, cut into medium slices

salt & black pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 180 C. Pour your beer & cider into a ovenproof casserole dish, along with the garlic. Now put your pork in the cider and flavour with salt & pepper. Place in the oven, lid on for 1 hour.

After cooking for an hour, remove from the oven. Take your pork out and place it on a baking tray. Season with salt & black pepper again. Mix your cumin seeds with the apricot jam and rub/coat the pork in the apricot jam.

Place your potato slices around the pork and season with salt & black pepper.

Drizzle with your sunflower oil and place it back in the oven for 45 minutes.

I served it up with some mushy peas…. a new favourite in our home!! Enjoy it with a salad or any veggies of your choice.

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2 Responses to “Wayne’s sticky pork shoulder”

  1. Wilma October 21, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Looks divine!!

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