Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pressure Cooker Tender Aromatic Braised Pork with Star Anise Recipe


I bought a chunk of front shoulder cut pork from my local butcher. There are some coloured markings on the skin so I got it removed because I feel uneasy about the colouring seeping into the dish I am going to cook. The meat is a little tough so I need to make tender by using a pressure cooker. It only takes me 30 minute to get the result I want using this wonderful pressure cooker. Normally I would cut the meat into smaller bite sizes but for this recipe it is best to leave the meat as it is. The restaurants normally serve the dish this way!

Ingredients
Pork cut with a little fat, 600 gms
Star anise, 3 pcs
Cinnamon Sticks, 2 pcs
Garlic, 5 cloves
A little white vinegar or lime juice to balance the taste Salt to taste
Sugar, 1 teaspoon
Dark soya Sauce, 1 teaspoon
Light soya sauce, 3 tablespoons
Corn flour, 3 teaspoons
Pepper, a dash
Chinese Shao Sing Chiew (cooking wine), 2 table spoons

Marinade the pork with light soya sauce and corn flour. Then slightly brown it in a pan. Put the pork into a pressure cooker and add water until it covers the meat a little. Put in the star anise, cinnamon sticks, garlic, vinegar, salt, sugar, dark soya sauce, the leftover soya sauce from the meat marinade, pepper and shao shing chiew. Close the pressure cooker lid and click the locking device in place. Make sure that the pressure relief valve on the lid is not block or else pressure built up inside the pot could cause some disaster in you kitchen! Turn on the heat and let it boil for around 30 minutes. Let the pot cool down for around 20 minute then release the pressure by adjusting the pressure relief valve. Serve the Tender Braised Pork with steamed rice.

16 comments:

[SK] said...

hey, u know what?? this is one of my favourite dish!! i just love eating rice with even only the sauce itself..

Calvin Soo KJ said...

aiyo....why do i always read your blog when i'm on a diet ar?? :P

Christine said...

never thought of doing this cut of meat in a pressure cooker, good idea.

manglish said...

me 2 :) like SK

suituapui said...

Drool!!! Try that with sambal belacan - like heaven!!!

Ann said...

hard to fun a man who can cook,

My mum used to say pressured cook food are not the same as the slow braising. I don't own one now, used too, but my mum's influence is hard to die. I still slow braise my meat.

Came via Wenn's post

Annie Q said...

yum yum yum yummy!!! I love this too but fattening. LOL

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

One bowl rice for this is definitely not enough!

xin said...

the pork shoulder looks really tender!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Whoa, in under 1 hour, you can have a nice braised pork dish. What an amazing pot!

umihoney said...

Visiting you my friend :)

Cheryl said...

I must stop coming by your blog when I am hungry! Your receipes sound great.

smallkucing said...

Very long time have not eat this already

trafsilo said...

Wow... delicious...

mnhl said...

Haha..used to see the red / blue colour chop on the pork skin. Very disgusting. Mum love to use slow cooker too...express cooking. hehe

petite nyonya said...

i love this braised pork. we call it sek bak in nyonya. yummy!!

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