Why choose Pork cheeks?
Pork cheeks are one of the cheaper cuts available and can be great for feeding a big group of friends and family.
The cheek is a very active muscle which means it’s a very lean cut with little fat. Slow cooking removes the toughness and keeps the flavour.
Slow cooker or Pressure Cooker?
Slow cookers are great for cooking pork cheeks however this can take up to 4 hours. We’ve used an Instant Pot which is a pressure cooker and greatly reduces the cooking time down to 45 minutes.
A pressure cooker is also a much bigger investment usually costing over £100. Slow cookers can be purchased from around £20.
Flavours that go well with Pork
Vermouth and Gooseberries, or substitute for Sherry, grapes and kiwi berries which were what we could get in the local supermarket. (September 2019.)
Other substitutes you could use would be cider, apples and rosemary.
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This recipe has been suggested by Sarah Carter, one of our local customers based near the farm in Auchtertool. Thanks very much to Sarah for her time and expertise.
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