If you’re looking for a simple pork recipe that’s both delicious and nutritious, you’ve landed on the right page. This Slow Cooked Pork Curry requires just fifteen minutes of prep to create a masterpiece that provides just the boost you need on a cold winter night.
What’s in It?
The base of this flavoursome curry is, as the name suggests, free-range pork shoulder. Readily available from any free-range butcher, this iron-packed “other white meat” offers a whole host of nutritional benefits. For example, it is incredibly rich in vitamins B6 and B12, which are necessary for brain function and the amino acid beta-alanine which supports muscle function.
This dish also features healthy servings of curry powder and paste, which is known for boosting brain and digestive health while also providing antibacterial benefits.
These key ingredients are then blended with red and green chillies that help fight infections, have been touted as natural pain relief, and can even assist in warding off cancer.
Plus, when you throw a whole bunch of spring onion in the mix, you further reduce your chances of developing an illness, lower your blood sugar, help your heart stay healthy and prevent stomach complications.
The wet ingredients within this delicious pork curry also work hard to keep your body functioning at its best.
For example, coconut milk is full of antioxidants. As a result, it strengthens your immune system, while the stock you select will act as a supercharged nutrient and mineral delivery system. Likewise, soy sauce offers anti-allergenic properties, supports healthy digestion and has far more antioxidants than you may think.
Where To Source Ingredients:
We prefer to ensure that the ingredients we work with are sourced in the most ethical way possible. For this reason, we suggest collecting what you can from your preferred free-range butcher in Melbourne and visiting your local market for any ingredients you may not be able to find. This helps reduce your carbon footprint, as your ingredients have been sourced locally while also providing extra nutritional value for you and your family. Possibly most importantly, however, it ensures that the animal that is now your dinner has had a good life before making its way to your plate. Not only is this a positive for the animal in question, but it’s also great for you as you’re doing your bit to support animal welfare while also getting extra health perks, as pork that had a better life as a pig often provides more nutrients.
There is also anecdotal evidence that free-range pork tastes better, but we’ll leave the verdict on that one up to you.
So, now that you know all the benefits this delicious and nutritious slow-cooked pork curry can offer, why not grab your ingredients and give it a go? It’s super easy to make, and you know you want an excuse to fire up your slow cooker. Enjoy!
- 700 gram Pork shoulder (diced)
- 2 tablespoon Curry powder
- Salt & pepper
- 1 Brown onion (thick strips)
- 1 Bulb garlic (cloves crushed)
- 2 tablespoon Ginger (grated)
- 4 Red chillies (roughly chopped)
- 2 Green chillies (roughly chopped)
- Kaffir lime leaves
- Olive oil (extra virgin)
- 2 teaspoon Soy sauce
- 4 tablespoon Curry paste
- 2 tablespoon Tamarind paste
- 2 tablespoon Coconut sugar
- 1 bunch Spring onion
- 1 bunch Coriander
- 400 milliliter Coconut milk
- 500 milliliter Stock of choice
- In a large bowl coat the pork pieces in curry powder, salt and pepper. Ideally leave it to marinate for 1 hour, or even better overnight
- Pour a good splash of extra virgin olive oil into a hot pan over medium-high heat, enough to cover the base of the pan. Add the pork and brown. Try not to overcrowd the pan, you can do this step in stages
- Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to another hot pan over medium-high heat, saute garlic, ginger, onion and chillies for a few minutes over medium heat. Add the curry paste to the pan and fry for a few minutes. Add spring onions and coriander and stir through before pouring into the pork pan. Add coconut sugar, tamarind paste, soy sauce, coconut milk and stock. Ensure all of the pork is covered, add a little water or more stock if you need more liquid
- Place the lid on the pot and simmer for 1 hour 15 minutes