Indonesian Pork Simmered in Sweet Soy Sauce with Chillies
30ml vegetable oil
6 shallots, sliced
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
750g lean pork, cubed
7.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
100ml dark soy sauce
50g dark brown sugar
568ml chicken stock
6-9 chillies, sliced lengthwise and de-seeded
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Plain white rice and green vegetables, to serve
Heat oil in a large wok or frying pan. Stir-fry shallots and garlic for 2-3 minutes
Add pork and ginger and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes or until seared all over.
Add soy sauce, stock, sugar and chillies. Season to taste and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, for about an hour, or until meat is tender and liquid is reduced to coating consistency. If it dries out too quickly during cooking, add a little more stock or water.
Serve with plain, boiled white rice and a strongly flavoured green vegetable like spinach or broccoli or spring cabbage.