Roasted Pork

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recipe thursdayI'll warn you right up front, be prepared to air out the house after this meal - the scent of slow-cooking cabbage and sauerkraut really permeates everything. But the results are worth the odor. Tod, who is not usually a big fan of sauerkraut, nibbled the leftovers out of the pot.

Halfway through the cooking, the pork roast will tighten to an unappealing, tough lump of meat. Keep cooking it. It will become juicy and wonderful. The cabbage and sauerkraut turn brown with carmelised sugars. Mmmmmmmm. I'm going to make this one again soon and then I'm going to wash the curtains and carpets.

Roast Pork with Cabbage
serves 2-3

500 gr pork roast
1/2 head green cabbage
1 cup mild sauerkraut
1 pinch celery seed
1/4 tsp fennel seed
salt & pepper

Slice the cabbage into 1 cm wide pieces and pile it into the bottom of a covered casserole. Spread the sauerkraut on top, then lay the pork roast in, fat side up. Sprinkle with seasonings. Cover and put in the oven at 140 for about 2 hours or until the meat is tender and the cabbage and sauerkraut completely camelised. You may want to mix the cabbage once or twice throughout the cooking time; it tends to stick to the sides of the casserole.

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Hi,
I was googling for info on my Konro Hibachi and found your site which led me to this post.
Am I right in thinking that 140 is celsius (about 300F) not 140F which would not be good ;-)?
You might enjoy my recipe for Seattle Brown out Turkey in my November 2005 archives at dumluks.blogspot.com. It is also slow cooked.
I was in Japan about 10 Km West of Yokohama in 1966-67.
Thanks for a neat site which I have bookmarked.
--ml

Hi, Marty. The temperature is 140C not 140F. Since my Jpaanese oven is marked in celsius, my recipes are, too. But I have two sets of measuring cups - a metric one and an American one, so cups and spoons full are sometimes one and sometimes the other. Fortunately, most of my recipes are loose and tolerant.

Super! Thanks.
Also I converted miles to km backwards. Should have been closer to 30 km.
Thanks for the pix in 'spring green' That fuji film intensity of the color palette is one of the things I miss most. Besides everything else.
--ml

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