Gourmet Pork with Puree and Soft Cornmeal

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Gourmet Pork with Puree and Soft Cornmeal
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For the meat
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1 tablespoon Caraway
½ teaspoon allspice
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
42 ounces Pork belly (fat scored with a knife)
2 medium carrots (roughly diced)
cup parsley (peeled and roughly diced)
2 garlic cloves (roughly diced)
2 onions (roughly diced)
2 cups Pork bone (washed in cold water)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup Meat stock
2 cups dark beer
For the polenta
cup vegetable stock
cup milk
cup Semolina
1 tablespoon butter
For the coulis
2 carrots (sliced)
cup vegetable stock
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch sugar
For the shallots
4 shallots (sliced)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Chives (to garnish)
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Preparation steps

Heat the oven to 220°C (200°C in a fan oven), 425°F, gas 7.
Grind 1 tsp salt with the peppercorns, caraway seeds, allspice berries, clove and the marjoram in a mortar. Rub the mixture into the meat.
Grease the bottom of a roasting tin with oil and place the meat in it with the fat side up. Add the vegetables and the bones and roast for about 20-30 minutes. Then add the stock and some beer. Reduce the heat to 180°C (160°C in a fan oven), 350°F, gas 4 and braise in the oven for another 90 minutes. Baste occasionally with some beer.
To make the polenta, place the stock and the milk in a pot with 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to the boil and the gradually add the semolina. Cook on a low heat according to the directions on the packet. Stir occasionally so the mixture does not stick. Stir in the butter and season with salt and ground black pepper.
To make the coulis cook the carrots in the stock, then cover and leave to simmer for around 15 minutes more until soft. Puree finely and if necessary reduce slightly to thicken. Season with salt and sugar.
Fry the shallots slowly in hot oil for around 10 minutes until golden brown. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
Remove the bones from the roasting dish and puree the gravy. If necessary reduce slightly and season with salt and ground black pepper.
Cut the meat into pieces and serve on top of the polenta. Add the coulis and drizzle some gravy around it. Serve the rest separately. Arrange the shallots on top of the meat and serve sprinkled with chives.