CARAMEL PORK IN CLAY POT

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Ingredients:

  • 100g boneless pork legs, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped spring onion
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon of chopped chilli or 1 baby chilli
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken powder
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup of fresh water (50ml)
  • 2 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped spring onion (green part only) for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon of caramel syrup

Preparation:

Caramel syrup: heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a pan. Stir until golden brown. Remove from the heat.

Marinade: in a pan, marinate sliced pork with 1 tablespoon fish sauce, 1 teaspoon of sugar, chicken powder, pepper, 1 teaspoon of spring onion and 1 teaspoon of shallot and chilli.

Practice:

  1. To add the caramel syrup into the marinade and bring to simmer. Stir occasionally until the sauce is dried up.
  2. Then pour fresh water into the pot and add 1 teaspoon of sugar more for thickening. Leave it to simmer until the sauce is reduced by half or thickens and the meat is cooked.
  3. Garnish with a little ground pepper and chopped spring onions (green part) on the top.
  4. To be served with the fresh or boiled vegetables and steamed rice.

Note:

  1. Coconut juice can be added instead of water
  2. Chicken powder = chicken stock in powder or chicken based seasoning powder (Knorr or Maggi type)