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This is one of DH's favourite pork recipes. He found it on a supermarket recipe card and, if he had his way, he would cook it every week! He often adds more winter squash than the amount indicated.
- 1 lb diced tender pork (500g)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1 teaspoon asian sweet chili sauce
- 8 ounces winter squash, thinly sliced,250 g (pumpkin)
- 4 ounces spinach leaves, shredded roughly (100g)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
- Heat oil in a large skillet and stir-fry the diced pork in two batches until browned.
- Add ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin and paprika, and stir fry a further minute to cook the spices.
- Add chili sauce, squash, spinach, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste), and chicken stock, and mix well.
- Transfer contents of skillet to a casserole dish, cover tightly and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.
- Check once or twice during cooking that the liquid has not evaporated, and add a little more stock if necessary.
- When the meat and squash are tender, stir through the fresh cilantro and serve with rice.
This was REALLY good! Even my kids loved it! I followed exactly except used zucchini instead of winter squash just because that's what I had on hand and it was delicious. I can't wait to try again with winter squash. This is a keeper!
This was really really good. We all loved the flavor with the seasonings used. I wanted something different than a pork chop / apple dish. I didn't have pumpkin so used an acorn squash. Also my pork was already cooked and I was looking for a dish to use it up. It was crock pot short ribs so nice and tender and worked really well in this casserole. Served it over a brown rice. Definitely one of my keepers.
I did this recipe in a tagine, but added 1 cup of wine, also added 1.5 lb of lamb cubes with the pork and doubled the spices. The house smelled delicious. It was mouth watering