Pork Three Ways: Brined Pork Chops, Fennel-Fontina Sausage, and Swiss Chard with Bacon and Fennel over Polenta Cakes

Pork Three Ways: Brined Pork Chops, Fennel-Fontina Sausage, and Swiss Chard with Bacon and Fennel over Polenta Cakes
39 Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Stalks and fronds from 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Water
  • 4 bone-in pork rib chops
  • 2 tablespoons wild fennel pollen, plus more, if needed
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch chunks (pork should have a good amount of fat)
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup Fontina cheese, small dice
  • Hog casing
  • Olive oil
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 slices bacon, cut into lardons
  • 5 Swiss chard leaves, stems removed and cut into 1/2-inch lengths, leaves cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 4 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Quality olive oil, for drizzling
Nutrition
1790
90% daily value
4 servings
                                       
                                            gluten-​free
     

Fat

190% 123

Saturated

187% 37

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 62

Polyunsaturated

- 14

Carbs

23% 68

Carbs (net)

- 59

Fiber

36% 9

Sugars

- 25

Sugars, added

- 17

Protein

202% 101

Cholesterol

120% 359

Sodium

92% 2210

Calcium

57% 574

Magnesium

53% 222

Potassium

49% 2322

Iron

46% 8

Zinc

111% 12

Phosphorus

175% 1226

Vitamin A

46% 417

Vitamin C

36% 33

Thiamin (B1)

246% 3

Riboflavin (B2)

107% 1

Niacin (B3)

156% 25

Vitamin B6

202% 3

Folate equivalent (total)

16% 65

Folate (food)

- 65

Folic acid

- 0

Vitamin B12

147% 4

Vitamin D

1628% 244

Vitamin E

58% 9

Vitamin K

487% 584

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 649
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