Batallé el Único Presa braised with apples

A simple, delicious recipe whose star ingredient is Batallé el Único pork shoulder. The combination of shoulder steak with apple creates finger-licking textures and flavours!


    • 1 Pork Presa Batallé el Único
    • 2 Golden delicious apples
    • A glass of red wine
    • ½ green cabbage
    • 4 garlic gloves
    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Oregano
    • Juniper berries
    • Salt and pepper
    • Virgin olive oil
    • Butter
    • Corn starch


  • STEP 01: Take the whole presa, season with salt and pepper and make 6-7 cuts without reaching the base in the transverse direction of the piece.
  • STEP 02: Peel and cut the apples in half and at the same time into very thin slices.
  • STEP 03: Place 1-2 slices of apples in each incision.
  • STEP 04: Put the meat in an oven tray, season with salt, pepper, oregano and a thread of oil.
  • STEP 05: Add red wine and a little of water to the tray.
  • STEP 06: Put it in the oven at 200 degrees and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • STEP 07: Remove from the oven, allow it to stand for a few minutes and put it aside in a dish.
  • STEP 08: Scrape the base of the tray to remove the entire attached roast and pour the juice from the tray in a saucepan, add the crushed juniper berries and let it come to the boil. Bind it with a little bit of corn previously dissolved in some water. Season with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 09: When finished and removed from the heat add a scoop of cold butter and beat to emulsify it. Strain the sauce.
  • STEP 10: Wash and cut the green cabbage to thin julienne. Put in a pan with a thread of oil and a little butter, add whole garlic and fry for a minute. Add the cabbage; stir it and sauté until the water has gone.
  • STEP 11: Put a few drops of vinegar, salt, pepper and stir it all.
  • STEP 12: Serve the meat (if you prefer, cut it into portions) with the sauce on top and the garnish cabbage.


  • Be careful with cooking the meat in case it needs more time.
  • You can accompany it with season steamed vegetables instead of cabbage.
  • You can change the red wine for rancid wine, anise or muscatel.