Braised Pork with Cumin Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Boneless lean pork2 Pound
 Ground cumin1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lard1 Tablespoon
 Dry white wine3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Finely chopped garlic1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste
 Thin lemon slices5 , quartered
 Finely chopped fresh coriander2 Tablespoon (Cilantro)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 147

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 157.8 mg

Sodium 617.2 mg25.7%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.55 g2.2%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 47 g93.6%

Vitamin A 10.4% Vitamin C 14.4%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 17.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a heavy 10- to 12-inch [25- to 30-cm.] skillet, melt the lard over high heat until it sputters.
Add the pork cubes and brown them, turning the cubes frequently with a large spoon and regulating the heat so that they color quickly and evenly without burning.
Stir in 1/2 cup [125 ml.] of the wine, the cumin, garlic, salt and a liberal grinding of pepper.
Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, or until the pork is tender and shows no resistance when pierced with the tip of a small, sharp knife.
Add the remaining wine and the lemon slices and cook over high heat, turning the meat and lemon pieces constantly, until the sauce thickens slightly.
Stir in the coriander and taste for seasoning.