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Pork with Grapes and Merlot Sauce

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  Pork butt roast 3 Pound, boned and tied
  Onion 1 , peeled and sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and sliced
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon (Whole)
  Rosemary 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Whole)
  Bay leaf 1
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White seedless grapes 2 Pound, removed from the stems
  Whipping cream/Half and half /mock cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Prepare the marinade and, using a large glass or stainless steel bowl, marinate the meat for 2 to 3 hours, turning several times.
Remove the meat, reserving the marinade.
Pat the meat dry with paper towels.
Heat a stovetop casserole or covered Dutch oven large enough to take the meat.
Melt the butter for the sauce, add 2 tablespoons oil, and brown the roast, turning several times.
Strain the reserved marinade into the pot, discarding the solids.
Add the wine, cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer very gently for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender.
You may need to add a bit more white wine.
Add three quarters of the grapes to the pot, cover, and cook 5 more minutes.
Remove the meat.
Stir the cream into the pan juices and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
Taste for the need for a slight amount of salt.
Slice the meat and place it on a large platter.
Pour the grapes and sauce over the top.
Use the remaining grapes for garnish.
If you prefer a thicker sauce, stir in a rouxmade of 1 tablespoon each butter and flour.
I love this with Baked Polenta and a green salad with Garlic Dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
300 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 749 Calories from Fat 374

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.3%

Saturated Fat 23.7 g118.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 158.4 mg52.8%

Sodium 224.2 mg9.3%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.67 g2.7%

Sugars 29.2 g

Protein 43 g85%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 139.5%

Calcium 5.7% Iron 2.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pork With Grapes And Merlot Sauce Recipe