By Jordan Au
The famed curry from Leblanc Cafe! Pretty good, pretty spicy but not in the chili sense. I have yet to see if it really does pair well with coffee, but maybe you can let me know! Can't wat for the next Persona game to come out, hopefully it's soon!
Yield: 4-5 Servings
1 Tbsp Neutral Oil
2 Diced Onion
1 Grated Large Carrot
1 Chopped. Large Carrot
1 Grated Apple
2 Minced Garlic
1 Grated 2cm Piece of Ginger
1.25 lbs Pork Shoulder, Cubbed
4 Tbsp Flour
2 Tsp Cumin
2 Tsp Coriander
2 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Cardamom
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Hot Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp Clove
¼. Tsp. Black pepper
1 Cup Red Wine
2.5 Cup Beef Stock
1 Whole Bay Leaf
.5 Oz Dark Chocolate
1 Tsp Instant Coffee
1.5 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Butter
2. Chopped. Peeled Gold Potatoes
Peel and dice the onions, grate the carrot, 1/2 apple, ginger and garlic cloves
Cut the remaining carrot and potato to desired size then cut the pork into 1 inch by ½ inch pieces.
Heat oil in a pan then add onions cook over low heat until softened (approximately 10 minutes)
Increase heat to medium and cook until onion begins turning golden color, stirring occasionally you don't want to caramelize them.
Add minced garlic, grated carrot, ginger, and apple to mix and combine
Cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
Brown the pork pieces by adding them into a pan over medium heat until the sides are all browned. Remove from heat and set aside. Do not cook the pork all the way through.
(optional) if you have whole spices toast in a pan for a couple minutes then blend it into a powder.
Add flour to the pan over medium heat. Once you start smelling the flour, cook a little.
Once flour is sufficiently heated and/or starting to turn golden, add all other spices (ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, ground cardamom, ground cinnamon, hot chili powder, ground nutmeg, ground clove, and black pepper)
Combine spices and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant
Turn off heat.
Add spice mix, onion mix, and pork to a heavy pot then mix together. Add red wine, beef stock, and the bay leaf then tire to incorporate. Bring to a light simmer then lower heat. Cover with lid and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Check on it and stir every so often. If the curry lowers in the pan too much during its simmering, you can add a little bit of water.
Remove lid and add instant coffee, chocolate, plain yogurt, honey, and Worcestershire sauce
Stir and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
After the 15 minutes are up remove from heat. Remove the bay leaf and stir in butter until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Can be stored for up to a week in the fridge. It deepens in flavor as it sits.