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Braised Pork Jowl with Chocolate Avocado

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Serves: 4
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600g pork jowl 
150ml olive oil or pork fat
1 onion (sliced)
1 carrot (sliced)
1 head garlic
2 tsp tomato paste
1½ l pork stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Bouquet garni
250ml red wine
250ml Madeira
250ml fresh orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
150g Michel Cluizel chocolat 78%
30g Kaolin edible clay
40g Lactose powder
1 avocado

Chocolat Dusted Avocado
  • Melt the chocolat over a double boiler, sieve the powders together and add slowly to the chocolat until dust consistency.
  • Cut avocado in half, remove skin and stone, cut into 6 wedges and dust with chocolat.
Pork Jowl
  • Place oil in a roundel, make very hot, then seal the seasoned pork until very dark brown.
  • In a separate pan place more oil and brown the vegetables.
  • Add tomato paste and sweat for 20 minutes.
  • Then add the Madeira, red wine, orange juice, cinnamon stick and stock, cook on 58°C for 12 hours.
  • Once cooked remove pork from oven and reduce the juices to glaze consistency.
  • Place pork onto a plate and garnish with chocolat avocado.
Raymond Capaldi
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