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Ultra tender braised pork cheeks in wine sauce with shallots on a bed of mashed potatoes, a tasty tapa or main dish recipe coming straight from Spain. Braised pork cheeks in wine sauce is a delicate yet powerful dish although the meat is so tender and melts on your tongue the flavor is outstanding. I’ve encountered this dish on a tapas night out in San Sebastian, Spain. Lost in a dark corner of a little plaza, in a place called “La cuchara de San Telmo”, a divine place! It’s their star dish, they don’t even have to write it down on the menu board anymore.. since it’s so popular. It was served as tapas, which means a small portion. It was so good … we add to order a second time. This recipe is my take on this famous dish called Carrilleras de cerdo al vino tapa! Simply divine! Pork cheeks a treasure!…

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