Pan Roasted Niman Ranch Pork & Beans, Homemade Chow Chow, & Mustard Green Salad
Restaurant: Mimosa Grill

Aris' Pairing For This Dish: 2003 Castelmaure - 'Clos des Vents' Corbieres
Ham Hock Broth
Rinse trimmings in cold water. Brown trimmings in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Place the browned trimmings in a large stockpot. Add carrots, celery, onions, garlic, bay leaves and ham hocks. Add water to cover. Simmer for 4 hours. Strain, cool and reserve.
Chow Chow
Combine vinegar, water, sugar, thyme and bay leaf in heavy-bottomed pan.
Bring to boil.
Taste and adjust to your liking.
Add more sugar if you want it sweeter.
More vinegar if you like it tart and more water to make it less tart.
Add peppers and onion.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Do not drain.
Cool in juices.
Add parsley and lemon juice.
Set aside

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