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Garlic Pork Recipe

garlic pork

Garlic Pork is a traditional Christmas dish of Portuguese origin, very popular in Guyana and Trinidad where the Portuguese settled.

This garlic pork recipe makes a great family meal when served with vegetables, peas, carrots, and corn together with Basmati rice. Give it a try, you will be happy you did.
Garlic Pork Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. spare ribs or pork butt
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 whole fresh hot pepper
  • ¼ lb. garlic
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 ½ cups white vinegar

How to Make Garlic Pork:

Cut pork into small pieces (do not wash, keep clear from any water.) Crush garlic and mix with thyme and put into a large glass jar with a wide mouth. Then add salt and put pieces of port into jar. Top with vinegar and allow to stand unrefrigerated for about 3 weeks. Then remove from brine, drain well (squeeze dry if necessary) and fry in hot oil. Serve immediately as finger food with drinks.

Recipe by:Yolande Cools-Lartigue author of The Art of Caribbean Cooking.

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