Recipe for Assam Pork

This dish is a North East Indian inspired dish using Northern Ireland Assured Origin Pork. It is called Assam Pork. Assam is a region in the North East of India
more commonly associated with tea. I bought the pork from TESCO and other ingredients from an Asian store.

660g Pork loin steaks (6) 

1 red onion

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 can (400ml) coconut milk

10 red chillies

5 cloves garlic

1 inch ginger

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp paprika

1 Tsp cardamom powder

1 star anise

6 cloves

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon tamarind paste

1. Trim the pork loins and slice loins

2. Slice onions longitudinally

3. Blend the paste ingredients to a coarse consistency and pour over the pork, mix and chill

4. Heat coconut oil in heavy based pan, then add the pork trimmings and brown for 10 minutes. 
5. Add the onions and brown for 10 minutes.

6. Add the pork and cook for 10 minutes.

7. Add the coconut milk, bring to boil and then summer for 30 minutes.

Garnish with freshly sliced spring onions and serve with boiled basmati rice or chapatis.

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking time 60 min

Serves 2-4


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