Jamaican Pork Stew
Until recently, plantains and yucca were produce items found only in Latino markets and American border towns. With the exploding interest in foods of Central and South America, these wonderful starches are in many supermarkets. Pork and vegetables star in this dinner, which is made in a pressure cooker or the stovetop.
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Prepare yucca as above in Step 1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven; cook the pork, plantain and onion, half at a time, over medium-high heat, stirring often until mixture is lightly browned. Return all of the pork mixture to pan. Add garlic, jerk seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add only 1 cup chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add sweet potato, yucca, and apricots; return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve in bowls.
Directions are for a first-generation pressure cooker. If you have a second-generation cooker, follow the manufacturers directions. Second generation cookers have stationary pressure regulators which use an indicator rod to show when pressure is reached. They make little or no noise.