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8Ingredients
790Calories
55Minutes

Bring the flavors and smells of Thailand tor your dinner with this recipe for Sweet Thai Pork. This sweet Thai inspired pork dish can be made either from pork ribs or pork loin. Cut into small pieces the pork is added to caramelizing brown sugar along with shallots, soy sauce, fish sauce, and pepper. Sweet and salty, this Thai pork is best served with rice and steamed vegetables. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Cook time is 55 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 850 grams pork ribs
  • pork loin
  • 125 grams brown sugar
  • 4 shallots (finely sliced in rings)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (freshly)
  • coriander leaves (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Chop the pork ribs into bite-size pieces, or dice the pork loin.
  2. In a wok, add the sugar with 2 tbsp. water and heat gently until dissolved.
  3. Once dissolved, heat vigorously until the sugar caramelizes.
  4. Add the meat, shallots, fish sauce, soy sauce, pepper, and 250 ml lukewarm water. Stir well and cover.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes on a low heat, stirring from time to time.
  6. Remove the lid and cook for a further 20–30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens. Add more water as necessary.
  7. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice and vegetables.
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NutritionView more

790Calories
Sodium43%DV1040mg
Fat75%DV49g
Protein71%DV36g
Carbs17%DV50g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories790Calories from Fat440
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat49g75%
Saturated Fat17g85%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol170mg57%
Sodium1040mg43%
Potassium960mg27%
Protein36g71%
Calories from Fat440
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate50g17%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars31g62%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Laurie C. 26 May 2015
I didn't use the fish sauce that the recipe calls for. Instead, I added in a little orange sauce. I also served mandarin orange slices topped with mint leaves as a side garnish to bring out the sweetness a little more.