Sweet Pork

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Serves: 4-6

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850g pork spareribs
125g grated palm sugar or soft brown sugar
4 red Asian shallots, sliced
1tbs fish sauce
1tbs kecap manis
1/2tsp white pepper
1/3 cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves


1. Remove the bone & outer rind from the ribs. Cut into 1cm slices.

2. Place sugar in a wok with 2tbs water & stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase to medium heat & boil, without stirring, for 5mins, or until the sugar turns an even, golden brown.

3. Add pork & shallots and stir to coat. Add fish sauce, kecap manis, pepper & 1 cup of warm water. Stir until any hard bits of sugar have melted.

4. Cover & cook for 10mins, stirring occasionally, then cook, uncovered & stirring often, for 20-30mins, or until the sauce is sticky & the meat is cooked.

5. Garnish with coriander & serve with rice.


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