Shanghai-style braised pork

Share this pork dish with your friends for Chinese New Year

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Ingredients

  •   1 pork Pork paw-k One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and… blade bone with rind, about 2kg/4½lb, from a good butcher
  •   1 small orange Orange or-ange One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…
  •   2 whole star anise Star anise star an-eese Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…
  •   2 cinnamon Cinnamon sin-ah-mun A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into… sticks
  •   1 tbsp cumin seeds
  •   3 dried red chilli Chilli chill-ee Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…
  •   8 bok choi or Chinese leaves and plain boiled rice, to serve
  •   600ml /1 pint Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  •   1.2 litres/2 pints homemade chicken stock or good quality store bought
  •   300ml /½ pint dark soy sauce Soy sauce soy sor-s An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…
  •   50ml light soy sauce Soy sauce soy sor-s An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…
  •   175g Chinese rock sugar Sugar shuh-ga Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,… or granulated sugar
  •   8 slices fresh root ginger
  •   6 garlic clove, crushed
  •   6 whole spring onions Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
  •   1 tbsp salt
  •   1 tsp freshly ground black peppercorn

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