Aromatic Eastern Slow Cooked Pork

cooking time
2 hours

cooking skill
Not too tricky

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 900g (2lb) Lean pork collar, shoulder or leg joint
  • 2.5cm (1inch) Root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30ml (2tbsp) Soy sauce
  • 200ml (1 carton) Orange juice
  • 5ml (1tsb) Sesame oil
  • 30g (2tbsp) Brown sugar
  • 30ml (2tbsp) Hoisin sauce

Method

1

Take 900g (2lb) lean boneless collar, shoulder or leg joint; cut string off joint and flatten out. Cut into 6-8 large chunks removing any excess fat.

2

In an oven-proof casserole, mix together 2.5cm (1”) root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced, 4 cloves garlic, squashed, 30mlsp (2tbsp) soy sauce, 200ml (1) carton orange juice, 5mlsp (1tsp) sesame oil, 30g (2tbsp) brown sugar and 30mlsp (2tbsp) hoisin sauce. Add pork chunks and mix together.

3

Cover with lid and cook for about 2 hours until meat is very tender and almost falling apart. (Add a little extra orange juice if you like it more saucy.)

Serving Suggestions

Serve with rice and a stir-fry of mixed mushrooms, mange tout and torn basil leaves.