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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sticky Pork and Plum Pie


I spotted this pork on Sugarlace last week and thought it looked amazing. And amazing it was!


The pork spare ribs are cut into chunks and coated in a thick marinade of garlic, ginger, chilli, five spice, pepper, brown sugar and kecap manis. You then bake covered for about an hour turning the pork over a couple of times. The pork is then put in hot pan to caramelise - but be careful they pop, I had whole pieces pop out of the pan! I then poured the remaining sauce from the roasting dish and reduced to a paste before putting all the pork back in to get covered in extra glossy caramelised goodness. Just top with some spring onion. I served with some rice and steamed chinese veges.


It was one of those dishes that you cannot stop eating, very moreish indeed.


Since we had a guest over lastnight I decided to make dessert, plum pie. We bought some plums on the weekend and they were very ripe. I made a sweet pastry base using wholemeal flour. I have never used straight wholemeal flour for a sweet pastry, it was harder to roll out and the final product was a little less delicate. It also gave the tart an almost rustic flavour, which in this case I think it actually complimented the plums quite well.


For the filling I halved the plums and mixed with some sugar, flour and cinnamon. This was placed in the uncooked pastry shell topped with some more pastry and baked until brown, about half and hour I think.


The pastry crisped up beautifully and the amazing plums were perfectly cooked. It was a winner!


14 comments:

  1. you have some very lucky guests indeed! Both those dishes look scumptious!

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  2. Your plum pie looks great! I can't wait for plums to be in season here.

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  3. How great is the reaction to your pie in that last picture? And kudos to you for making a wholemeal pie crust. It looks delish!!

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  4. Isn't Trish clever?! :) And love that last photograph, they look so happy!

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  5. Oh the plum pie looks so delicious!

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  6. The picture is so cute! Is there room for me and my spoon? The pork sounds incredibly delicious and I never had a plum pie! But it looks scrumptious.

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  7. Gosh, looks absolutely delicious! Wish I was your guest that day!

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  8. My family loves pie! Can't wait to make one for dessert!

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  9. Silly me, I thought you'd blogged about a 'pork and plum pie'...

    Yum, that pork dish is soooo me!!

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  10. Your quite right, it does sound like 'pork and plum pie', that might be delicious :)

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  11. I thought the same! Both look delicious.

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  12. Your guests must have felt really spoiled that day, I know I would have been. The plum pie has got me especially excited.

    I can't go without saying, that the last photograph is absolutely fantastic!

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  13. The pork recipe sounds great. I also think that the plum pie was a perfect dessert. Blessings, Catherine xo

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