Taste of Cyprus Local Food Lemon pork with fennel

Lemon pork with fennel

Heat olive oil in a saucepan and cook the meat until brown on both sides. Add the onion, fennel and garlic and sauté for a few more minutes until lightly golden.

Add the lemon juice, zest, cinnamon, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, pepper seeds and salt and pepper and cover with cold water.

Bring to a boil, cover the saucepan, reduce heat and allow to simmer for approximately 40-50 minutes until meat is tender and absorbs almost all liquids.

Serve lemon pork with freshly cut green salad.


1kg fresh pork ‘bacon’ (underbelly) cut into large chunks
1 large onion, grated
1 large fennel, chopped
1 garlic clove, sliced
½ cup olive oil
½ cup lemon juice
1 lemon zest
2 cinnamon sticks
3-4 bay leaves
3-4 fresh thyme stems
3-4 fresh oregano stems
½ tbsp black pepper seeds
Salt, pepper

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