A recipe you can cook at home
Last night I was rustling around in the fridge and I threw together a Pork Ragu with Gnocchi. I had bought some pre made gnocchi as a good mid week fridge filler for the family, and the rest was really simple.
In a thick bottomed pot a splash of olive oil once hot, I added my pork shoulder steaks (a really cheap cut) and a sliced onion. I left it to brown for 2 to 3 minutes turning the steaks and then put the lid on for a further 5 mins.
Next I added sliced peppers, garlic, mushrooms (you can add any other leftovers you fancy - we put in some cooked sausage pieces). I also add some ground smoked paprika, cumin, coriander and mixed herbs.
Then I left it to sweat for a further five minutes and after that added tinned tomatoes (or you can use passata – my 9 year old doesn’t like chunks of tomato but will eat them pureed).
Now leave to simmer for as little as 25 mins but ideally as long as possible. Finish with a little fresh basil or sage if you have some. Now serve it with anything, such as pasta, rice, potatoes or in my case gnocchi.