Caraway Pork with Cabbage
4 teaspoons caraway seed - crushed
2 large garlic cloves - minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
3 pounds pork center loin
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion - sliced
4 large carrot - peeled and sliced
2 bay leaves
2 1/2 pounds cabbage - shredded
12 ounces beer
2 tablespoons molasses
1 cup beef broth
Combine half of the caraway, the garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place pork
in a glass baking dish. Rib pork with spice mixture. Cover and chill up to 24
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat 1
tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, carrots, bay
leaves, and half of the remaining caraway; saute until soft (8 minutes).
Transfer to a roasting pan. in the same skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
over high heat. Add half of the cabbage and half of the remaining caraway. Saute
until the cabbage wilts. Add to onion mixture. Repeat with remaining cabbage.
Season entire cabbage onion mixture with salt and pepper.
In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat. Add pork; brown
on all sides (10 minutes). Set atop the vegetables in pan. Add beer and molasses
to skillet; bring to a boil, scraping browned bits. Pour over vegetables. Add
Roast pork and vegetables for 45 minutes. Turn pork over and roast until
thermometer inserted into thick part registers 150 degrees F (45 more minutes).
Place pork on cutting board. Discard bay leaves. Using slotted spoon, place
vegetables on platter. Slice pork; place atop vegetables. Transfer cooking
juices to a small saucepan. Boil 5 minutes. Spoon over pork.