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Monday, August 24, 2015

LACÓN (Gal) WITH RECIPE FOR SHOULDER OF PORK WITH TURNIP LEAVES

Pork shoulder not for vegetarians
Photo from: Joanne C.
Cast. brazuelo, L lacca, Eng pork shoulder, picnic shoulder, arm of pork, cottage ham, foreleg of pork; lacón con grelos, cocido with turnip leaves or cabbage; a salted shoulder of pork cooked with turnip leaves and fresh chorizo. 

It is the only cocido that does not contain dried beans. Traditionally, it was a Gallegan winter dish. Pilgrims on the way to St. James frequently ate it. 

Today, boiled potatoes are included. Now it is eaten all over Spain. See cocido. [ES: de Rechupete. Lacón con grelos, May 30, 115; ES: “Lacón.” Mar 25, 05; García Rey. 1934:103; Dialecto. 1947:255; and Sutil. 1994:164]

PREPARACIÓN GALICIAN COCIDO ADAPTED FROM DE RECHUPETE DEL LACÓN CON GRELOS

Ingredients[1]


My #turnip plants are #growing quite nicely.
Photo from: MarkRig
1 c salt
1 c sugar
6 peppercorns
2 stalks celery
2 carrots
1 shoulder of pork
2 sausages
1 bunch of turnip leaves[2]



Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Cover with water and marinate during 48 hours.

Remove the meat from the pot. Cover with clean water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and boil gently for 1 hr. Turn off the heat, leaving the pork on the burner.

Put the sausages in a separate pot. Remove just enough broth from the pork to cover the sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for about ½ hr until sausages are done.

Pork with Red Cabbage
Simply Delicious
Photo by: Lord-Williams
Wash the cabbage and discard outer wilted leaves. When the sausages have cooked 20 minutes, add turnip leaves.  Continue cooking uncovered.

Remove the shoulder from the broth and separate the meat from the bone. Slice the meat ¼” thick. Do the same with the sausages. Place all the meat on a platter.

Remove the turnip leaves from the broth and put it in a separate serving dish.



[1] Today, potatoes are included and they are cooked with the sausage.
[2] If not available use 1 head of cabbage and add 1 tsp white vinegar.

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