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Fragrant, Braised Pork

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(Recipe ID: 493)

Serves 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 2 hours

Source: Vito De Carolis

Fragrant indeed, with tangerine peel, ginger and other spices!


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  • 1 Piece of tangerine peel
  • 2 pounds Pork
  • 2 Scallion stalks
  • 3 Fresh ginger roots
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil *
  • 1 cup Sherry wine
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Anise powder
  • 1/2 Cinnamon stick *
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Fine sea salt *
  • 1 cup Water


  1. Soak tangerine peel.
  2. Cut pork in 1-inch cubes.
  3. Slice scallion and ginger root. 
  4. Heat oil to smoking in a heavy pan and brown pork quickly on all sides.
  5. Add Sherry wine, soy sauce, anise powder, cinnamon, cloves, salt and water.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add tangerine peel, sliced scallion, and ginger root.
  8. Then simmer, covered, until tender ( about 1½ hours), turning meat occasionally (if water evaporates, add a small quantity of boiling water to prevent burning).


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