Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition. - Charlotte Bronte, 1816 - 1855
Speaking of which (deglutition that is), I tried a new slow cooker recipe for pork on Thursday.
From A Year of Crockpotting.
Crock Pot Hirino Psito, Slow-Cooked Pork
3-4 pound boneless pork butt or shoulder (I used loin - it was on special offer)
10 whole garlic cloves
3 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon sage, 1 teaspoon rosemary (I used Herbs de Provence which contained lavender and Thyme instead of the sage)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup dijon mustard (English mustard worked)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup beer (I used most of a bottle of Leffe)
Put the meat into your crockpot, and pour on dry spices, and brown sugar. Flip the meat over a few times in the stoneware so the spices are kind of stuck to all sides. Peel garlic cloves and add whole. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, honey, and cranberries. Top with bay leaves. Pour in the beer.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork.
Can be served with whatever veg you want. We had savoy cabbage, garden peas, and new potatoes.
The verdict The flavour was wonderful, the texture great and the gravy fragrant. This one is one to add to the favourites' folder.