Saturday, February 18, 2012
Braised Pork with Star Anise and Ginger.
This dish has a beautiful flavorsome gravy. It can be served with rice and a green vegetable. It also can be served with steamed pumpkin or carrot. Any cut of pork can be used, I used leg but shoulder would be good. The cooking time will depend on the cut of pork. I think that the longer cooking time for the leg helped develop the flavor.
Serves 6, but could be extended to 8 depending on the vegetables served with the pork.
850g pork, cut into 4 cm cubes.
1 tablespoon of oil
2 tablespoons of fresh ginger
2 large cloves of garlic.
1/2 large onion. 1/2 cup chicken stock
80mls of dry sherry
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of honey
4 star anise
DO All cooked with cup out.
Drop garlic, ginger and onion on the rotating blades, speed 5 for 7 seconds, scrape down.Add star Anise.
Add oil and cook for 10 mins./100/ speed 2.
Add cubed pork,cook on REVERSE 10 mins/ 100./speed 1
Add stock ,sherry, honey and soy sauce.
Cook 20 mins/100/ speed 1/REVERSE.
Test for tenderness.May need extra time depending on cut. Mine needed extra 30 mins
When cooked, add 1/3 cup of fresh coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
6 green spring onions cut on the diagonal