It’s been a while since I posted a new recipe, but here it is: Lemongrass Pulled Pork. I am currently in week 1 of the 30 Day Wellness Challenge which always forces me to be more creative in the kitchen. The pulled pork recipe in my cookbook is a crowd favourite and it’s my ‘go-to’ recipe for pulled pork but I decided this week to mix things up and trial something new. I wasn’t really thinking about putting it up here, I was just thinking about cooking dinner, so I don’t have many photos, but perhaps when I make it again I’ll add some more.
I have a massive amount of lemongrass growing in my garden so I’ve been using it a bit lately and thought it might go well with pork. It does! Before I get to the recipe I want to give a plug to Young Farmers. I have been buying my pork (& grass-fed beef) from Young Farmers for a few months now after meeting Aimee & her fiance Simon last year. You can read their story on their website and if you’re in Brisbane they home-deliver your order once a month. The quality of their meat is fantastic – so clean and fresh. The pork tastes amazing – I’ve used the pork mince, pork collarbut (for this recipe) and the loin chops. One of my sons declared that the loin chops were the best pork he’s ever eaten. It feels clean, doesn’t smell icky and as I said, tastes fabulous. Why not try ordering from Young Farmers this month?
Have a go at this recipe.
- 1.5kg pork collarbut
- 1 lemongrass stalk - outer layer peeled off and use white part only
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- Juice of 1 apple (about ½ cup)
- 1 knob of ginger or 2 drops ginger essential oil
- Optional - give it a boost with 2 drops lime essential oil and 1 drop lemongrass essential oil.
- (Only use food grade essential oils like doTERRA only)
- Roughly chop the lemongrass, garlic and ginger.
- Place all marinade ingredients in the Thermomix or high speed blender. If you don't have these, finely chop the lemongrass, garlic and ginger then mix with wet ingredients.
- Blitz until well chopped and mixed!
- Cut the pork into 3-4 'steaks'.
- Place all ingredients in the pressure cooker and cook on high for 1 hour. You can also slow cook the pork in a slow cooker or oven if you don't have a pressure cooker. Should take roughly 5-6 hours in a slow cooker on high or at 150C/300F in the oven (covered).
- Pull apart the pork with a couple of forks and serve as you wish. Goes really well with a coleslaw type salad, in tacos (lettuce or corn, but not corn for 30 Day Challenge), on cauliflower rice or with mashed sweet potato and veg.