8-hr Braised Pork

The wild boar was on call last weekend so I had a lot of time to myself. After sending him off to work on Saturday, I started preparing for this 8-hr braised pork as well as my yummy cheesecake, which I will blog about soon. It was a very hearty and flavourful dish and the meat was amazingly tender after long hours of slow cooking.

8 hr pork 1


  • 2kg Pork Shoulder Joint
  • 1 large Onion – sliced
  • 4 Shallots – sliced
  • 2 Celery Sticks – coarsely chopped
  • 2 Carrots – coarsely chopped
  • 1 Leek – coarsely chopped
  • 3 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 1 small bunch Rosemary
  • 1 small bunch Thyme
  • 1 tbs Black Peppercorn – crushed
  • ~500ml Chicken Stock (low sodium)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 120°C.
  • Dry meat with paper towels.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sear meat on all sides until golden brown.
  • Saute onions and shallots until soft.
  • Place all ingredients in an oven-proof pot. Add enough chicken stock to cover 1/2 the height of meat.

8 hr pork

  • Cover and leave to cook for 8 hrs. Turn meat over after 4 hrs and continue cooking.
  • Remove from oven, season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve!

Simple Spring Onion & Chives Mash

8 hr pork 3

  • Potatoes – boiled and mashed
  • Spring Onion – chopped
  • Chives – finely chopped
  • Creme Fraiche
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Just mix everything together.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

8 hr pork 2

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