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… Afelia … Nafsika Gregoriou & Alexandra Kyprianou
Afelia is a classic Cypriot dish of pork marinated and braised in red wine and coriander seeds. The coriander seed is a mild spice that adds a sweet citrus note. It is used extensively in traditional Cypriot and Greek fare. The braising liquid of red wine and crushed coriander seeds gives the pork a subtle sweetness and sourness. Most afelia recipes call for coarsely ground coriander seeds and no straining.
Ingredients for 4 servings: 1 kg (2 1/4 lb.) lean boneless Pork, in cubes 250 ml (1 cup) red wine 1-2 tbsp. Coriander or Cilantro seeds, coarsely crushed Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cinnamon stick 6 tbsp. sunflower or vegetable oil
How to make Afelia: MMarinate the meat in the wine and spices for at least 4 hours, overnight if possible. LLift the meat out of the marinade and dry on kitchen paper. Keep the marinade for later. HHeat the oil in a heavy-based casserole and brown the cubes of meat a few at a time, until all are crisp and brown. Add more oil if necessary.
Method continuity: Wipe any excess oil from the pan and return all the meat. Pour over the marinade and enough cold water to just cover the meat. Cover the casserole with a lid and cook gently, either in the oven or on top for about 30 minutes or until the meat is tender. Almost all of the liquid should have evaporated to leave a thick sauce. If necessary cook the afelia uncovered for a further 10 minutes to reduce excess liquid.
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