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Braised pork with pancetta and fennel

Impress your dinner guests with this deliciously tender braised pork with pancetta and fennel.
Braised pork with pancetta and fennel
3H 15M



1.Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
2.Heat oil in large flameproof casserole dish; cook pork, uncovered, until browned all over. Remove pork from dish; discard all but 1 tablespoon of the oil in dish.
3.Cook garlic, onion, chopped fennel and pancetta in same dish, stirring, until onion softens. Add paste; cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
4.Combine ingredients for spice rub in small bowl; rub all over pork.
5.Return pork to dish with wine, undrained tomatoes, stock, the water and rosemary; bring to the boil. Cover; cook in oven 1 hour.
6.Add sliced fennel; cook, covered, in oven 1 hour. Remove pork from dish; discard rind. Cover to keep warm.
7.Meanwhile, cook braising liquid in dish over medium heat, uncovered, until thickened slightly. Return sliced pork to dish; serve pork and sauce with warm italian bread, if you like.

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