Spicy gochujang pork stew
I would normally use pork shoulder or a similar cut for this type of recipe, but as I had some fatty gammon available I used that.
I have documented this so I have a good record which I can use to modify and improve this recipe. I fear this first experiment may be too spicy!
It transpires that my fears were well grounded. On tasting the stew it was way too hot to eat so I made an attempt to rescue the meal by draining and discarding the existing sauce and adding a can of chopped tomatoes for the final 30 minutes. The result was rather good and much less hot.
The ingredients below are the modified version!
- 2 small gammon steaks with plenty of fat, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large leek, cleaned and chopped
- 1 small cabbage, chopped
- 250 ml chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns, crushed
- 2 teaspoon taste sensation tomato powder
- ½ teaspoon Taste Sensation Lime Juice Powder
- 1 bulb of garlic, peeled, half chopped, half crushed
- 2 tablespoons gochujang
- 4 tablespoon fresh ginger, sliced
- Fry the chopped leeks in the olive oil for 5 minutes
- To your slow cooker, add the cooked leeks, the marinaded pork together with the marinade, the chicken stock, chopped cabbage.
- Slow cook on medium heat for about 12 hours, adding extra water to keep it 'soupy'
- Based on a Food Network Korean food special featuring John Torode
The original ingredients used, pictured, made the recipe far too hot. The current ingredients are my 'suggested' changes and I will update this page as I improve this recipe.
Way too hot!
3/5 Far too hot and much too acidic for my taste. Don't add any extra chilli and reduce the lime powder. Jerry, aka Chef
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