Cook the Book: Pork Shoulder Rillettes
Cook the Book: Pork Shoulder Rillettes might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. One portion of this dish contains approximately 4g of protein, 1g of fat, and Head to the store and pick up boston butt pork roast, onions, chicken stock, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Melt the lard in a large enameled cast-iron pot with a lid over moderate heat.
Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are very soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. While the onions are cooking, cut the pork into large pieces and season with salt and pepper.
Add the pork to the pot along with the garlic, celery, chicken stock, wine, thyme, bay leaves, and pepper flakes. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and slowly simmer for 3 hours.
Remove the pork from the pot and place in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and mix on low speed.
Remove and discard the celery, thyme sprigs, and bay leaves from the pot. Slowly add the remaining broth from the pot to the meat in the mixing bowl, continue mixing on low speed until all the broth has been incorporated back into the meat. Season with salt and pepper. Pack the cooled pork in a terrine or in small sterilized jars. Cover well and refrigerate. Jarred rillettes will keep for 6 months.