Monday, September 23, 2013

Slow Cooker Mixed Spice Pork


I'm trying to make more use of my slow-cooker which has been in hibernation far too long and if you don't crank up your electrical appliances once in a while, they may decide to go on strike!  To make cooking a meal for my family more hassle free, I concocted this recipe for Mixed Spice Pulled Pork which pairs well with rice and some blanched vegetables on the side.  The spices and sauces that I dumped into the slow cooker were reduced to a rich and flavourful sauce in 5 hours on medium heat.







Recipe for Slow Cooker Mixed Spice Pork

    Ingredients
    • 800 gm pork shoulder
    • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 4 cloves
    • 2 star anise
    • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 Tbsp cornflour
    • 1 tsp chicken granules
    • Seasalt to taste
    • Sauces :  1 tsp dark soya sauce and 2 tsp light soya sauce

    Method
    1. Season the pork with seasalt and freshly ground pepper.
    2. Heat oil in a pan, add pork to pan-fry, turning over until browned all over, 10 mins.
    3. Transfer the pork to a slow cooker.
    4. Add in sugar, Bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and chicken granules.  Pour in the water.
    5. Cover and let cook on medium heat for 5 hours or till soft and tender.
    6. Remove pork.
    7. Mix the cornflour with the sauce.  Put back the pork and the cornflour mixture into the slow cooker, stir well.  Cover and cook for 15 mins. till thicken,
    8. Dish out and serve with white rice, toasts or mantou.




32 comments:

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  1. Cheah, I've not tried pulled pork before. Yum... this looks delicious!

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    1. Maybe you should try one day, easy to make and yummy too!

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  2. Hi Sokehah Cheah , I agree time for comfort food , spice pork is so delicious and I will have to try yours very , very soon . Thanks for sharing :).

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    1. You're welcome, yes give it a try. You may like it!

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  3. That looks seriously succulent and delicious. I too need to make more use of my slow-cooker.

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  4. Hi Cheah! The pork looks so fork-tender! Nice! :D

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  5. Wow, Im definitely gonna love this. Pulled pork is great with rice and even in sandwich too.

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  6. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Cheah, just the sauce itself already makes me drooling...

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    1. Maybe your children will like it. As Mel said, great for sandwich too.

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  7. Hi Cheah, this is the kind of dish and way of cooking that I like most. I can imagine the aroma of this dish the minute the cover is lifted. Must try, thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Kimmy. I'm always game for easy and noto so greasy cooking :)

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  8. Hi Cheah, I'm into crock pot cooking too! Today did a chicken dish using slow cooker and going to blog soon! And yes am attempting a pulled chicken recipe tomorrow! ;)

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  9. Howdy Cheah! Wow...love the colour of the pork. Looks truly irresistible. lol.
    Hope you're having a great week.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. You enjoy your day too, Kristy..... Work but need to take rest in between.

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  10. Telling me - my slow cooker is also collecting dust! This looks good but I dont know how to the pork. What is pork shoulder? Must drag my friend to market .... haha

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    1. You describe to the butcher, maybe he can help. You can tell him what you want to do with it.

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  11. Hi Cheah,

    I have heard of the wonder of slow cooker... Just assemble all ingredients and let the cooker do the magic!

    Your pulled pork looks magically great! :D

    Zoe

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  12. Just mouthwatering....looks delicious!

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  13. Hi Cheah!

    What a GREAT recipe you've created. I've been trying to use my slow-cooker more often too. As a matter of fact, I may give this recipe as soon as I pick me up some Bay leaves!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  14. Hi Cheah,
    This pull pork of yours looks so inviting. Love how the slow cooking makes the pork so tender and flavorful. I guess this is not only good for a dish but it is also very yum to sandwich between a burger buns. Must try this soon. :D
    mui

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  15. Sure looks yummilicious, my dear friend, and seems so easy! Thumbs up... I'm truly amazed at all your food creation!

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    1. Thank you. Need to crack my head sometimes to concot recipes for the family as well as for my blog :)

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  16. I love the idea to use cinnamon stick in this recipe. Looks fantastically tender meat! I might make this tomorrow before I go to church. When I get home, Voila! Dinner is ready! Right?

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  17. Hi Sokehah Cheah,
    What do you call Bay Leaves in cantonese....

    My name is Yvonne Hoe

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    1. Hi Yvonne, thanks for dropping by. No idea what's Bay leaves called in Cantonese. If you're from M'sia, you can get this from Aeon supermarket.

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