Search Recipes

Spiced pork with miso and apple (for steamed bao)

Dan Lepard
Dan Lepard

This recipe is my take on bao or steamed bun filling. It's easy to make, and can be kept in the fridge for a make-ahead dinner.

Ingredients

Spiced Pork with Miso and apple
Bao filling: Spiced pork with miso and apple. Photo: William Meppem

about 1.6kg pork shoulder, without the rind

*50g red miso paste

*10g smoked hot paprika

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 medium tart apple, such as granny smith

1 small onion, peeled

one 3cm piece of root ginger

3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced

25g honey 

1 tsp five-spice powder

salt, to taste

shredded spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce to serve with the bao

* If you can't find the miso paste, use 75 grams of hoisin sauce, and regular hot paprika can substitute for the smoked kind. Or, if you can find gochujang (the Korean fermented hot pepper sauce) you can replace the paprika with about 50 grams of that.

Method

Cut the pork into five or six large pieces, and place them in a large ovenproof casserole dish with a lid.

Mix the miso paste, paprika and sesame oil in a bowl.

Coarsely grate the apple (I leave the peel on, and discard the core), onion, ginger (again, unpeeled) then add with the garlic to the sauce. Mix well, spoon on the meat and coat it well, then bake at 180°C/160°C fan with the lid on for about 1½ hours until starting to become tender.

Then stir in the honey, five-spice powder and salt and bake uncovered for about an hour more or until the sauce is thick and the meat starting to fall apart (if your dish is metal, like a Le Creuset, you can reduce on the stovetop, turning the meat in the sauce).

Serve the meat on a plate with the sauce in a bowl, and the steamed bao, spring onion, cucumber and hoisin on the side, and let everyone help themselves to slices of the meat and accompaniments.

Serving suggestion: Serve with Dan Lepard's steamed fresh bao (steamed buns) - pictured above.

 

Clarification: The original version of this recipe was missing some cooking details. These have now been added to the recipe.

Main ingredient:
Pork, Apple
Cuisine:
Chinese
Course:
Starter/Entree, Side Dish, Snacks
Occasion:
Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Family meals

More recipes like this...

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies