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This Portuguese pork with chestnuts recipe (receita de carne de porco com castanhas) is delicious.
Portuguese Pork with Chestnuts Recipe
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Portuguese Pork with Chestnuts Recipe

Portuguese Pork with Chestnuts Recipe

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1 3/4 pounds of pork loin1 pound of chestnuts, precooked and peeled 1 tablespoon of sweet pepper sauce or paste3 cloves of garlic1 bay leaf1 cup of white wine5 tablespoons of olive oilSalt (to taste)Pepper (to taste)

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  1. Cut the meat into cubes and season with the chopped garlic cloves, the bay leaf, the pepper sauce and salt and pepper, mixing very well.
  2. Let it stand for 30 minutes, then heat the oil, add the meat and let it cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the wine and bring to a boil.
  4. Then add the nuts, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot with cubed fries.
Recipe & Photo Credit: lidl.pt/pt/receitas-lidl

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