Pork, Orange and Star Anise

It’s been a while since we blogged a new recipe. Apologies to those of you who have been waiting on tenterhooks. We’ve had a busy November and we’ve cooked a lot of old favourites recently which we have already blogged about.

This recipe is from Hamlyn 200 slow cooker recipes by Sara Lewis and is another all day affair. Cooking time is 8-10 hours but it’s worth the wait. Our house smells amazing too.

Recipe:
1 tblsp sunflower oil
4 pork shoulder steaks or boneless spare rib chops
1 onion (chopped)
2 tblsp plain flour
450 ml chicken stock
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
3 tblsp plum sauce
2 tblsp soy sauce
3-4 whole star anise
1 dried red chilli (halved) (optional but we added it)
Salt and pepper

Method:
Heat oil in a frying pan and brown the meat. Remove the pork from the pan and set put in slow cooker. Fry onions in the pan for about 5 minutes, then add the flour and stir in. Add the stock, soy sauce, plum sauce (we used plum jam), star anise, chilli, orange juice and season. Bring to the boil.

Pour the sauce over the pork in the slow cooker and leave on low for 8-10 hours.

That’s it. We served ours over rice with some green beans tossed in sesame oil, sesame seeds and a sprinkling of dried chilli flakes.

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Optional kitchen porn:
Crockpot slow cooker

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