Braised pork jowls agnolotti with Moût de P.O.M. and Boudin noir à la Normande

Flavours of region Eastern Townships, Michèle Foreman


Ingrédients :


12 agnolotti

  • 2 x 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) pork jowls


  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced


  • 1/2 carrot, finely diced


  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced


  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced


  • 1 sprig of thyme


  • 1/2 bay leaf


  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • 185 mL Moût de P.O.M. 3/4 cup


  • 500 mL brown stock 4 cups


  • 310 mL poultry broth 1 1/4 cup


  • 30 mL butter 2 tablespoons


  • Salt and pepper




  • 200 g boudin noir (black pudding) 7 ounces


  • 1 apple, quartered


  • 30 mL butter 2 tablespoons



Preparations :



1) In a small ovenproof casserole, sear pork jowls on all sides.


2) Add onions, carrots, celery, and herbs. Deglaze with Moût de pomme, then cook in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for approximately 4 hours.

3) Remove meat from bones, dice finely, and reserve.

4) Strain cooking juices through a chinois. Cool until fat congeals. Skim and discard fat.

5) Pour liquid into a saucepan, then add meat and stock.

6) Reduce cooking juices until almost dry. Season.

7) With fresh pasta dough, make agnolotti. Cut 8 x 6 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.) rectangles and place a small amount of braised meat in the centre. Seal.

8) Poach agnolotti in poultry broth.


1) Cut boudin and sauté in butter.

2) Brown pieces of apple and place on top of boudin.

3) Serve with poultry broth.


Roland Ménard - Hovey Manor

The recipe is from the book: “Flavours of a region: Eastern Townships”, by Michèle Foreman. (2007)

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