The Love Chef


Pork Recipes


            ¼ cup Olive oil/ divided
            2 pounds pork/ trimmed of fat/cut into bite sized pieces
            4 cloves garlic/ minced
            1 medium yellow onion/diced
            1 teaspoon aji Amarillo*
            ½ teaspoon cumin
            1 teaspoon aji panca*
            4 cups beef stock
            ¼ teaspoon anise seed
            Pinch or 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
            1 cinnamon stick
            ½ cup dry red wine
            1 ½ pounds purple potatoes/unpeeled ½" slices
            Sea salt if desired
            Freshly ground pepper
            1 teaspoon aji panca*
            4 cups beef stock
            ¼ teaspoon anise seed

            ½ cup roasted peanuts/chopped
            Cilantro/ chopped

Serves 4

In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons Olive Oil. Brown the meat, then remove, set aside.

In same pot, make the ‘Sofrito’ by sautéing the garlic, onion, aji Amarillo, cumin, and aji panca in remaining 2 tablespoons Olive Oil. When onions are soft add Beef stock, anise seed, ground cloves, cinnamon stick, wine, potatoes and browned meat; stir.

Cover and bring to boil then reduce to simmer. Cook 2 hours (longer if needed), uncover last 45 minutes to reduce.

When serving, remove cinnamon stick. Garnish plates with peanuts and cilantro.

*These can be found in Latino Grocery Markets along with other Peruvian foods.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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