4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, tied
Salt and freshly ground pepper
7 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
3 large onions, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup dry red wine
6 cups chicken stock or broth
1 cup dried sour cherries
2 large fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
2 large leeks, white and pale green
parts, sliced crosswise ½-inch
1 ½ cups heavy cream
1/4 cup grated young Pecorino cheese
1/4 cup chives, cut in ½-inch lengths
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
In a large Dutch oven, brown the pork in 2 tablespoons of the oil.
Remove the pork; pour off the fat. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil to
the pot. Add the celery, carrots and 2 onions and cook over
moderate heat until golden, 15 minutes. Add the tomato paste, wine
and stock; bring to a boil. Add the pork and cherries, cover and
braise in the oven for 4 hours. Cool. Refrigerate overnight.
2. Skim the fat from the liquid and remove the pork. Boil the gravy
until reduced to 1 ½ cups, 25 minutes. Strain the gravy into a
saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Untie the pork; slice into
3. In a skillet, mix 2 tablespoons of the oil with the fennel, leeks and
remaining onion. Cover and cook over moderate heat until softened,
7 minutes. Add the cream and simmer until thickened, 10 minutes.
Add the cheese and chives, and season with salt and pepper.
4. In nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add
the pork and brown well. Serve with the gravy and vegetables.
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