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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BRAISED PORK 4 DIABETICS

Before you make this braised pork recipe, make sure you're fine to eat this with the listed ingredients, check with your healthcare provider, physician, nutritionist etc.

This is a simple braise, using the shoulder, with fat trimmed off.

Note: Limit the intake of the pork, eat just 4-5 oz. with lots of greens and fresh fruits, try and keep the starches small on your plate also.


INGREDIENTS
2 lbs. of pork butt, all fat trimmed off
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic cloves smashed
Spike seasonings (choose your flavors it is sodium free)
Fresh ground peppercorns to your liking
1 tsp. kosher salt 
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup low sodium wheat free tamari
2 bay leaves each halved

1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. f.
2. Season the pork butt with the smashed garlic cloves by rubbing cloves into the meat, when done save.
3. Season pork butt with Spike, peppercorns, salt, rosemary, thyme.
4. In a roasting pan set over medium high heat on stove top, add oil, and sear the pork butt until a crust is formed. Remove from stove top.
5. Add in the vinegar, apple juice, tamari, bay leaves and garlic cloves. Cover roast with foil, set in the oven in center rack. Roast for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven, remove foil, let it rest for 30 minutes, slice into pieces and serve with lots of greens, and some beans.