I can’t claim this recipe as my own but I can claim that I ate it all up. Living alone, I sometimes find it hard to eat properly – cooking for one can seem like too much effort but I’m not a pot noodle or ready meal type of girl so cooking up big pots of food to eat over a few days seems to be the way forward. This recipe was for four although I polished it off over two days (piggybum). And with any stew – it definitely tasted better then next day!
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 4 pork shoulder steaks
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 400ml chicken or vegetable stock
- Grated rind and juice of 1 large orange
- 3 tbsp plum sauce (I used Aldi’s ‘specially selected’ plum chutney)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 fresh red chilli (seeds removed and finely sliced)
- 4 whole star anise
- Salt & cracked black pepper for taste)
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the pork over a high heat. Set aside.
- Fry the onion in the same pan until softened and then add the flour and stir it thoroughly.
- Add the stock, plum sauce, soy sauce, chilli, orange juice & rind . Give it a good stir and let it come up to the boil.
- Put the pork steaks into the slow cooker and cover with the sauce. Turn it on and go to work, go out, do whatever you fancy – this bad boy takes 8- 10 hours on low.
- I served with steamed kale and creamy mashed potatoes but given the flavours from the plum, chilli and star anise, this would probably work well with steamed rice too.
I’m entering this dish into the slow cooked challenge hosted by Janice over at farmers girl kitchen. This month the theme is citrus so the orange in this stew makes it a perfect candidate! I’m really getting back into slow cooking at the moment, maybe its the weather or the fact that I’m trying to get more organised. I’m not sure but its great to see what other bloggers are up to with theirs! Even if you don’t blog, I suggest you go and have a look for inspiration on what to cook next in your slow cooker!