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DharMag September 2014 Stewed pork with dates and coconut milk: the perfect recipe

Pork recipes: stewed pork with dates and coconut milk. Cooking school.  This week while visiting my local grocery store I came across some spectacular dates that inspired me. They are an excellent fruit to eat as a snack or dessert. I wanted a second ingredient to add to the flavor of the orient to my stew. After several times around the shelves I came across coconut milk, which gave me the inspiration to mix the flavors of the orient with the flavors of the islands and Quebec pork: and here we have the the stewed pork with dates and coconut milk, bon appétit.

Ingredients to make the stewed pork with dates and coconut milk

Recipe for 8 people

  • 1.5kg pork (stewed, cut into cubes)
  • 420g (3 cups) pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 onions
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1.5 liters chicken stock
  • 1 eggplant (480 g)
  • 340 ml of coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • branch cilantro
  • salt and pepper

How to make the stewed pork with dates and coconut milk recipe

Easy and delicious recipe: learn how to cook like a pro. Eggplants, dates, pork. Peel and chop the onions, wash and chop and celery, wash the eggplant and cut into cubes, keeping everything separate. In a bowl mix the pork cubes, oil, and cumin. In a pot that is oven ready, brown the pork cubes, salt and pepper for color remove and place aside.

Onions, dates, celery chopped and sauteed to make a delicious stewed pork In the same pot cook for 1 to 2 minutes the onions celery and bay leaves. Add the dates and cook 1 to 2 minutes, finishing off with the cubes of eggplant, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and 250 ml of coconut milk (the rest will be used for the last step of the recipe).

Pork, eggplants and coconut milk: how to make the perfect pork stew. Recipe. Boil everything and place the pot (without the lid) in the oven at 380 ° F or 193 ° C for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350 ° F or 176 ° C and cook for 30 minutes more still without the cover. After 30 minutes place the lid on the pot and cook for another hour. The total cooking should be approximately 2 hours.

Before serving add the remaining coconut milk at the bottom of each plate, add the stewed pork and garnish with a few sprigs of cilantro.

What wine to serve with this silky stewed pork with dates and coconut milk recipe?
Let’s uncork the sumptuous Gewurztraminer from Martin Teusch winery, with clear notes of dates, pepper and an extraordinary saltiness perfect to counter balance the creaminess of the dish.

If you want to pair a cocktail, the simple, aromatic elegance of the Mojito will get the job done.

Courtesy recipe of Chef Lionel Flaget
Photo Lester McLellan

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