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Pork in almond sauce – Carne en salsa de almendras

7 comments Jun 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

No wonder this classic Spanish dish can be found throughout Spain. It is delicious. You have to like almonds, garlic and wine though. This dish can be served as Tapa or Meze as well as as main course with fries.

preparation time: 10 minutes

cooking time: 60 minutes

difficulty easy


  • 50 gram of almonds, whole and unsalted
  • 50 gram of stale white bread
  • 1 Kilogram of pork shoulder
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tea spoon of hot paprika powder
  • a bit of sweet paprika powder
  • 400 ml white wine
  • salt and pepper


Break up the bread and put it into a frying pan with the almonds and some olive oil. Fry all for some time until the almonds and the bread are nice and brown. Add the peeled garlic and fry for an additional minute or two.
Remove the content from the pan and set aside on a plate. Leave the oil in the pan though.

Cut the pork into large cubes, salt and pepper it and fry from all sides so the meat gets a nice color.

Now add the tomato, the peeled and quartered onion and the bay leaves, the paprika powder and the wine. Cover and let it all cook on low heat for 30 minutes.

Take the onion and the tomato out of the pan and put it into a blender. Add the almonds and the garlic and add some of the cooking liquid. About half a cup should do. Now puree the ingredients until you have a really fine sauce. Return the sauce to the pan with the pork and let it simmer uncovered of ran additional 30 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and serve with fried potatoes or as a Tapa.

Das Brot brechen und mit dem Mandeln in einer tiefen Pfanne mit etwas Olivenöl anbraten. Die Mandeln und das Brot sollten schön braun werden. Die geschälten Knoblauchzehen dazugeben und kurz mit braten. Dann alles aus der Pfanne fischen und auf einem Teller bei Seite stellen.

Das Schweinefleisch in große Würfel schneiden und in der Pfanne anbraten. Das Fleisch sollte von allen Seiten schön braun gebraten werden.

Die Zwiebel schälen und vierteln und mit der Tomate, den Lorbeerblättern, dem Paprikapulver und dem Weißwein zum Fleisch geben. Die Pfanne zugedeckt für 30 Minuten köcheln lassen.

Nach der Kochzeit die Tomate und die Zwiebel samt dem Knoblauch und den Mandeln und einer Tasse der Kochflüssigkeit in einen Mixer geben und pürieren. Die Sauce wieder zum Fleisch geben und offen für weitere 20 Minuten köcheln lassen. Mit Salz und Pfeffer abschmecken. Wird oft mit frittierten Kartoffeln serviert.


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  1. A fabulous dish! I love pork, paprika and almonds. Yummy!



  2. I like garlic, almond and wine Robias:D

  3. This recipe seems delicious. I’m feeling like…, I’m going to have a try on that recipe one of those days…

  4. Since I like wine, almonds and garlic, this sounds fantastic! And the picture makes me want to eat it right now! yum!

  5. Looks and sounds delicious!


  6. hey Tobias! I like almonds, paprika and garlic; I think I will love this dish! never had it!

  7. this sauce looks incredible! I am totally making it. thanks!

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