#spicetrail Pork Stroganoff Kinda Thingy

Hi Everyone!

Another month of the Spice Trail is here and I've finally done my recipe!

This month's spice challenge was to make use of Paprika. You know, that pepper based powder which is used in a lot of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking, if you're not using it? Why not!

My recipe is for Pork Stroganoff...famously for the use of Beef, but to keep it real I only had dice Pork shoulder.

Here is what you'll need

500g of diced Pork Shoulder
Paprika Sausage (I used Chorizo)
1 large red onion or 3 small red onions
1 bark of Cinnamon
A teaspoon of Tomato Puree (Paste)
2 cloves of Garlic
2 tbsp of Sweet Paprika
1 tbsp of Smoked Paprika
1 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp of dried oregano
Four Mushrooms
150ml White wine
250ml Chicken or Vegetable Stock
2 Bay leaves
A sprig of Thyme
A handful of Parsley
Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche
Salt & Pepper

OK first off! Get your pork and season with all the Paprika and Cayenne Pepper, then season with Salt & Pepper!

Then chuck the lot into a hot wide casserole pan and sear them off. Do this in batches if the pan isn't big enough? Point is you want them coloured...if it's over crowded you'll stew it

Once they are seared off, throw the red onions, the garlic and the cinnamon.

Slowly cook this off. If there is burn't bits of the pork, leave it!

Then chuck the paste in and cook it out. Chuck the wine in and reduce. Then throw in the meat again.

Throw in a little Parsley, the Thyme and the Bay leaves and put the lid of your pan on top and leave it off a tad, like this.

Leave it on a low heat for 40-45 minutes and when it's done throw in the Mushrooms and add the Sour Cream (make sure the heat is off, or it may split)

And there you have it! A great way to use Paprika! Have a try yourself? And don't forget to send your pictures to @spurs_cook

If you wish to enter the competition use #spicetrail

Thanks again and see you soon


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