Spicy Korean-inspired Pork and Potato Stew

This spicy dish is inspired by the Korean dish, Gamjatang, a traditional and aromatic pork and potato stew. Perfect for wintery evenings in. Credit: Crush Magazine

Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients

Oil for frying
 2 kg Pork neck chunks
 Salt and pepper
 1 Large onion, diced
 3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
 1 Thumb-size knob of ginger, finely chopped/microplaned
 60 ml Gochujang paste
 30 ml Rice vinegar
 375 Chicken stock
 60 ml Soy sauce
 60 ml Honey
 4 Large potatoes, peeled and cubed into bite-size chunks
 1 Large red pepper, thinly sliced
 4 Baby pak choi, rinsed and sliced into halves a small bunch of shimeji mushrooms
 60 ml Fish sauce
 60 ml Brown sugar
To Serve
 Toasted sesame seeds
 2 Spring onions, sliced
 2 Red chilli, thinly sliced
 Small handful of sprouts
 1 Lime, quartered

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Directions

1

Season the meat well with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil.

2

Place a large, heavy-based saucepan over high heat and brown the meat in batches until caramelised.

3

Remove and set the meat aside.

4

Preheat the oven to 160 ºC.

5

Reduce the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons of oil to the same heavy-based saucepan and then add the onions.

6

Fry for a few minutes until they begin to turn translucent.

7

Use a spatula or a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of pot.

8

Add the garlic and ginger and fry for another minute until fragrant.

9

Add the gochujang paste and fry for another few minutes until fragrant.

10

Add the meat back to the pot and stir it into the paste to coat the meat.

11

Add the vinegar to deglaze the pan and scrape up any stuck bits. Add the stock, soy, and honey and stir well to combine.

12

Bring the pot to a boil then put the lid on the pop it in the oven.

13

At the 1 hour mark, check the meat for doneness.

14

It must be soft but not falling apart.

15

If it needs more time then give it another 15 minutes and then check again.

16

Add the potatoes, peppers, pak choi and mushrooms and simmer for another 20 minutes.

17

When the potatoes are soft add the fish sauce and sugar and gently stir to combine.

18

Serve with rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds, spring onion and chilli.