Chilli verde

  • Olive oil
  • 500g diced onion
  • 50g chopped garlic
  • 30g chopped serrano peppers
  • 30g chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 2kg cubed pork shoulder
  • 1L chicken broth
  • 15 to 20 Anaheim peppers
  • 12 to 15 tomatillos
  • 3 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 70g corn flour
1) Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.

2) In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 125ml of olive oil. Stir in the onion, garlic, serrano and jalapeno peppers and cook until soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

3) Place the pork shoulder in a large heavy bottomed pot, coated with oil, over medium heat and sear until well browned on all sides. Deglaze with the chicken broth, and then add sauteed onions and peppers. Turn heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

4) Meanwhile, place the Anaheim peppers on a sheet pan.

5) Peel the outer paper skins off the tomatillos, then coat with olive oil and place on another sheet pan. Place both pans in the preheated oven and roast until the peppers are nicely charred and the tomatillos are soft, about 20 minutes.

6) Remove pans from the oven and place the peppers in a plastic bag to let them steam for 5 minutes.

7) Peel and seed peppers, and then puree them with the tomatillos in a food processor. Add the puree to the pork mixture, stir, and then let simmer on low heat.

8) Combine the garlic powder, black pepper, ground cumin, Mexican oregano, ground coriander and salt in a small bowl, then add to pork mixture and stir well.

9) In a small saute pan, mix 125ml olive oil with the corn flour, stirring over low heat for 2 minutes to make a masa roux.

10) Let the chili mixture simmer for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours on medium-low heat, or until pork is nice and tender. Then stir in masa roux and simmer for 10 more minutes.

11) Serve.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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