Toscano IGP – Hills around Arezzo
Tender and crunchy suckling pig served with apple purée and cabbage
using Extra Virgin Olive Oil ‘Collesecco’
area of production
Località Val di Chio Castiglion Fiorentino
Moraiolo, Frantoio, Leccino, Ragiale
250 – 350 mt
average age of olive trees
type of pruning
0,10 – 0,25 – 0,50 – 0,75 e 3 litre
Debone the pork neck and shoulder, stuff with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and wild fennel. Place in a vacuum seal bag and cook in the oven (oven tray filled with water, dry oven at 85°C) for 9-10 hours. When it has cooked, divide into portions and put in vacuum sealed bags.
Sear the portions in a non-stick fry pan without oil, so they are crunchy on both sides, but particularly the skin side. Keep warm and cover with a caramel sauce.
For the apple purée, melt together butter, sugar and coriander, adding yellow apples. Brown together well, simmer with wine and brandy, continuing to cook with water. Once cooked, purée together with some extra virgin olive oil.
To one side, blanch the cabbage (roman, green or curly) then sauté in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, salt, vinegar and cane sugar.
To serve, use one single portion of the pork neck, with the apple purée and cabbage on the side. To finish, drizzle some Collesecco oil on top.
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