Trini Stewed Pork Recipe
Yield: 4 - 6 Servings
Pork Shoulder/Leg - 2 lb (1” to 1 1/2” pieces) Salt - to taste Black Pepper - to taste Fresh Green Seasoning - 1/2 cup Oil - 1/4 cup Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup Roucou - 1 tbsp (Optional) Diced Onion - 1/4 cup Pimento - 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Garlic - 2 tbsp (finely chopped) Scallions - 1/8 cup (finely chopped) Fine Thyme - 3 sprigs Scotch Bonnet Pepper - to taste (finely chopped)
Clean, wash and pat dry pork.
Season with salt, black pepper and fresh green seasoning.
Cover and allow to marinate for up to 4 hours or overnight for best results.
Heat pot over high heat.
Add oil and brown sugar.
As soon as sugar begins to melt stir constantly until all sugar is dissolved (this ensures the sugar from burning and tasting bitter).
Add pork to pot.
Cover and allow pork to brown for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add roucou to the centre of the pot as illustrated in the video.
Cover and continue to allow pork to brown (about 5 minutes).
Stir pork, allowing all sides to turn brown in color.
At this time you can add warm water if you want a lot of sauce.
Cover and allow to cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.
Cover and allow to cook until pork is tender and has reached your desired consistency.
Taste for salt and enjoy!