Slow-cooked pork shoulder  with peas & mint

Slow-cooked pork shoulder with peas & mint

Pork is a more unusual choice for May, but this lovely Diana Henry dish makes you see the meat in quite a different way. It really is good with peas and mint

    • Serves8
    • CourseMain meal
    • Prepare20 mins
    • Cook4 hrs
    • Total time4 hrs 20 mins
    • Plusmarinating
    • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
    • 1 tsp caraway seeds
    • tsp black peppercorns
    • tbsp rapeseed oil, plus 1 tbsp
    • 2.2kg boneless pork shoulder joint, from the counter
    • 2 large onions, cut into wedges about 1.5 cm thick
    • 1 stick celery, diced
    • 600ml cider
    • A few ice cubes
    • 20g butter
    • 400ml chicken stock
    • ½ tbsp mint jelly, or to taste
    • Dash of cider vinegar
    • 250g peas, fresh if possible (shelled weight)
    • 8 sprigs mint, leaves only