Afelia - Pork Cooked in Red Wine with Coriander Recipe
Afelia - Pork Cooked in Red Wine with Coriander
Flavors of Cyprus
Total time: more than 2 hours
Marinating time: 4-8 hours
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
Afelia is usually served with pourgouri pilafi and yogurt.
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 1 kg (2 1/4 lb.) lean boneless Pork, in cubes
- 250 ml (1 cup) red wine
- 1-2 tbsp. Coriander or Cilantro seeds, coarsely crushed
- Salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 tbsp. sunflower or vegetable oil
  1. Marinate the meat in the wine and spices for at least 4 hours, overnight if possible.
  2. Lift the meat our of the marinade and dry on kitchen paper. Keep the marinade for later.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy-based casserole and brown the cubes of meat a few at a time, until all are crisp and brown. Add more oil if necessary.
  4. Wipe any excess oil from the pan and return all the meat. Pour over the marinade and enough cold water to just cover the meat. Cover the casserole with a lid and cook gently, either in the oven or on top for about 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  5. Almost all of the liquid should have evaporated to leave a thick sauce. If necessary cook the afelia uncovered for a further 10 minutes to reduce excess liquid.

Kali orexi - Bon appetit!

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