May 19, 2013

Pork in Spiced Coconut Sauce

This one came from an Chinese/Asian cookbook I bought when I was in college.  It originally called for shrimp but I almost never buy them so I adapted it to pork.

Pork in Spiced Coconut Sauce

1 lb pork, diced into bite-sized chunks
cajun spice seasoning
juice of 1 lemon or approx. 1/4 c lemon juice
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T tomato paste
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 can corn
1 can coconut milk

Sprinkle pork with spice seasoning, lemon juice, and marinate for 1 hour.

Heat olive oil and saute garlic until slightly softened.  Add pork and cook until mostly done.

Transfer to a bowl leaving as much of the liquid behind as possible.  Add tomato paste and cook over a low heat, stirring well.  Add thyme, cinnamon, and Tabasco sauce.  Stir well.

Puree half of the can of corn with the coconut milk.  Add to the pan and simmer.  Add pork and the rest of the corn and simmer for 5 minutes. 

This is good served on top of brown rice, quinoa, pasta, or baked potatoes!!!

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