Pork neck with plum sauce

???????????????????????????????And we’re back to pork yet again!

After trying gammon (recipe here), I spotted some pork neck in the pork section at my beloved Checkers supermarket and decided to give it a go. According to my brief research online (thank you google!), pork neck is less fatty than gammon. Now it doesn’t sound like a part of the pig that anyone should be eating but it looks so good, resistance was futile.

pork neck chopsI had some over ripe plums at the time so I decided to fry the pork neck and pair it with a chilli plum sauce. Turns out that was one of my more awesome culinary related ideas. Unlike gammon, pork neck doesn’t have a ring of fat around the edges. It is as thick as gammon, almost 2 inches thick, so I cut it horizontally to make 2 pieces. It is packaged in a similar way too with each pack containing 3 thick neck steaks and the pricing depending on the weight.

Recipe below…

Ingredients

  • 2 pork neck steaks
  • Spices for seasoning
  • Oil/butter for frying

Plum Sauce

  • 3-4 Ripe plums (can be substituted with plum jam)
  • Chilli flakes (use your discretion for the quantity)
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • Water or cooking wine

Method

  1. Season the pork to your preference.
  2. Chop the plums and add chilli flakes, garlic and ginger.???????????????????????????????
  3. In a small pot, fry onions till they are soft and cooked through on medium heat.
  4. Add the plums and a little water or cooking wine to help the plums cook and soften. ???????????????????????????????
  5. After the plums have formed a sauce, remove from heat and set aside. Alternatively to skip steps 2-4, simply blend plum sauce ingredients in a food processor and then let the sauce simmer on medium heat long enough for the mixture to reduce into a thick sauce. Taste regularly and add sugar if necessary.
  6. In a separate pan, fry neck steaks till cooked through. ???????????????????????????????
  7. Add sauce to the pan, leave on medium heat for 3-5 more minutes then remove and serve.???????????????????????????????

There are numerous plum sauce recipes online, some with more ingredients and others with less. I just followed one that had the ingredients I had at the time. If you want to make a traditional chinese style plum sauce, follow this link.

I had my pork neck with roasted potatoes and squash. Simple, quick and yummy!

???????????????????????????????

 

 

Advertisements

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Shona Girl says:

    Mouth watering. I can’t wait to try this! Thank you 🙂

    1. Brandy says:

      Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s