Easy-Peasy Lemon-Squeezy Slow Cooked Pork Neck
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This recipe is AIP-friendly
Recipe type: The Main Event
Serves: 8+
  • 2 kilos of happy, hormone-free pork neck
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, peeled (I used 8, but I love garlic!)
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • 1 handful of bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon happy fat (I used lard)
  • sea salt
  • 375 mls chicken bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch/arrowroot powder 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch herbs, finely chopped (I used parsley and a little sage)
  1. Heat your oven to 220°C / 425°F.
  2. Using a pestle and mortar, roughly crush the garlic cloves with the thyme, fat and salt. Place your pork neck into an ovenproof roasting dish (I used my trusty Le Creuset), pierce all over with a sharp knife and rub all over with the garlic and herb mixture. Massage for a minute or two. Place the bay leaves on top of the meat.
  3. Cover your roasting dish – either with a lid or firmly with foil and pop it into the oven. As soon as you close the oven door, reduce the heat to 160° / 320°F.
  4. Walk away for four hours and let the meat, garlic and herbs work their magic.
  5. Remove the pork from the roasting dish and onto a carving board or large serving dish. Cover with foil and allow to rest, discarding the bay leaves.
  6. Put the roasting dish on the stove over medium heat. Allow to bubble for a minute. Add the bone broth, making sure you scrape all the meaty bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon. Turn the heat down and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  7. While the sauce is simmering, in a small bowl or jug mix the starch with a little water. Stir well. Now, shred the pork with two forks.
  8. Add vinegar to your roasting pan. Taste for seasoning and salt as appropriate.Add the starch slurry and stir well. The sauce will thicken. Now, add chopped herbs and turn off the heat.
  9. Serve!
Recipe by joannafrankham.com at https://joannafrankham.com/easy-peasy-lemon-squeezey-slow-cooked-pork-neck/