Vietnamese Braised Pork in Coconut

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a clay pot or large saucepan, stir together the sugar and water.
  • Over low heat, cook until it's a golden color, 5 to 10 minutes; watch closely, since as soon as the color begins to change, the sugar mixture can darken very quickly and burn.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Carefully stir in the coconut juice and fish sauce-- there may be a little spattering.
  • Return to very low heat and stir until well blended, scraping up any caramelized pieces stuck to bottom of pan.
  • Stir in the pork.
  • Then stir in the shallots, ginger and five-spice powder.
  • Simmer, partially covered, until pork is very tender, about 2 hours, stirring from time to time and checking to make sure liquid is not simmering too hard.
  • When done, stir in the pepper.
  • To serve, bring the clay pot to the table and serve from that, or spoon the stew into bowls.
  • Garnish with the wedges of hard-cooked egg.
  • Note: Do not substitute coconut milk.
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