Category Archives: pork

Buta no Kakuni – Japanese braised meat

This is a staple dish of Japanese cuisine that is a bit of work but well worth it. You have to start one day in advance but you get several dishes out of it in the process.

There is a multitude of recipes for this on the internet that are all confusingly different. The following is compiled from different ones. Continue reading Buta no Kakuni – Japanese braised meat

green beans with pork

This delicious Vietnamese dish has more garlic in it than anything else I cook. You can of course vary the vegetable component.

500 green beans, cut into short lengths
12 – 16 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 – 9 fresh hot chillies (to your own taste), finely chopped
5 tb oil
275 g lean pork, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tb brown sugar or palm sugar
3 tb fish sauce
300 ml water

Put oil in a wok over medium-high heat, add garlic and chillies and stir-fry until golden. Add pork, stir-fry until no longer raw, add remaining ingredients. Cook about 8 mins until beans are tender and water largely absorbed.

Mango, cashew nuts and basil can be added to this.

From: Madhur Jaffrey Far Eastern Cookery