Portuguese Pork and Potato Stew

Live from a stunning manor house in Northern Portugal - a very traditional stew.


3/4 cup flour

1 tablespoon pepper

2 tablespoons coarse salt

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

4 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

5 - 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped

1 bottle white wine

2 cups water

4 pounds potatoes, peeled and chunked

Juice of 1  - 2 lemons


In a large bowl, combine flour, pepper, salt and cumin.  Place pork pieces in flour mixture and toss to coat.  Heat olive oil in a large soup pot and brown pork.  Add garlic and stir one minute.  Pour wine and water in, and bring to a boil.  Add potatoes, bring back to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes.

Remove cover, increase heat and cook off some of the liquid, about 10 - 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour lemon over.  Serves 8 - 10.