Tagine of Pork and Greens

tagine of pork and greens

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There are 3 steps to doing this ‘Tagine of Pork and Greens’~~greens, pork, tagine.  I’m laying out the recipe instructions a tad bit different giving you the ‘what to do’ right after each of the three~~so, here’s what you’ll see ‘greens’ with ingredients then instructions, then pork then tagine.  Make sense? A tagine to me is like the Biblical slow cooker~~it’s been around for centuries in the Middle Eastern cuisines, and you can use a cured tagine in the oven, on the stovetop (must use a diffuser) or an open fire/grill.

Of course, make sure you read up on tagines before diving in because there are some guidelines to follow when you purchase one.  For instance, my guidelines from Williams & Sonoma indicate that my tagine is oven safe to 350 degrees.  Have fun, be creative, try new things (like rice and couscous), and let the inner Boho come out in you when you serve up a fabulous dish to family and friend!

Tagine of Pork and Greens
Serves: 4

Preheat oven to 275

What you need:

GREENS~~

12 cup chopped fresh greens (I used collards.)

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 tbl butter

5 garlic cloves mashed

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp red chili flakes

½ cup chicken broth

1 cup DOLE frozen mango chunks—divided

½ cup sliced dates—divided

½ lemon sliced very thin—divided

1/3 cup chopped fresh mint–divided

1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley–divided

What you do:

In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, put olive oil and butter.  Add garlic and greens and toss with tongs.  Add salt, chili flakes, chicken broth and toss.  Cook 5 minutes.  Toss in  half of the mango chunks, dates and lemons. Put this mixture in the bottom of the tagine.

Tagine of Pork and Greens Tagine of Pork and Greens PORK~~

¼ cup olive oil

2 pounds of boneless pork rib pieces

2 tbl ras el hanut

1 tbl cumin

1 tsp sea salt

½ cup chicken broth

What you do:

In a heavy large cast iron skillet over medium heat, put oil.  Toss pork rib pieces in the ras el hanut, cumin and sea salt coating well.  Brown the pieces in the hot skillet getting a nice golden brown all over.  Remove pieces and put on top the greens.  Top with and all around the remaining mango chunks, dates, lemons, mint and parsley. Drizzle over the chicken broth.

TAGINE~~

Cook in the tagine in a preheated 275 degree oven for about 3 hours.(NOTE:  You can cook in a heavy pot/lid or a slow cooker if you don’t have a tagine.) Remove and let cool (covered) about 15 minutes.  Serve.  I also served with a few preserved lemon strips…of course, there’s plenty of lemon in the dish, but I just can’t get enough lemon! Tagine of Pork and Greens Tagine of Pork and Greens ©alice d’antoni phillips   www.allyskitchen.com

2 Comments

  1. A fantastic fall dish! Being a southern gal, I love me some greens – especially if they’re brightened up with a little mango!!

    • Thank, Priscilla! Those greens were wicked good, and the leftovers were a bed under my sunnyside up eggs the next morning! Your comments always make me ***smile*** 🙂

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