Quince is one of the few fruits that the Greeks use in their kitchen for savory dishes. One of these dishes, mostly cooked for winter feasts, is pork stew with quince.
Here’s the recipe:
Pork stew with quince.
¾ kilo pork meat cut into chunks
1 white onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove finely chopped
1 cinnamon stick
3 medium quinces
1 Tsp honey
2 Tsp brown sugar
½ cup esti extra virgin olive oil
Water ~3/4 liter
In a large cooking pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the meat and sauté until all pieces are golden all over.
Add onion and garlic and keep sautéing for some minutes. Add half of the water, the cinnamon stick salt and pepper and let simmer for 1 ½ hours.
Peel, deseed and cut the quinces into chunks. Add the chunks to the pan, add honey and sugar, remained water and keep simmering for 1 ½ hours more until the quince is tender and the sauce is thick.
Remove cinnamon stick, adjust salt and pepper.
Serve with mashed potatoes.