This is a marinated pork dish that we routinely have as a BBQ meal in our family. Fresh Pork shoulder is marinated with star anise, red wine, garlic, palm sugar, salt, black pepper, olive oil and light soy. The result is a flavoursome and highly delicious dinner that is perfect served with rice, noodles and a fresh salad.
In Cambodia, we use rice wine to soak the star anise and make the most of the fragrance of this rice wine. We love to marinate meats with this kind of wine. This is a family secret that my grandfather made back in the 1980s because our family produced the most amazing local rice wine. I was too little to remember everything but grandpa passed the recipes and rice wine over to mum and dad.
Years went by, we moved to Phnom Penh and we didn't make rice wine anymore but the recipe is still there. Now mum is a master of making star anise rice wine and marinating sliced pork shoulder. We love it so much.
At this time of the year, I think it's a great idea to make this dish so that you can have something new and different from other normal BBQ items. I hope you will love this as we do!
Contains: Soybeans and soybean products (eg Miso, soy milk etc); Tree nuts and tree nut products other than coconut from the fruit of the palm
Ingredients: Fresh Pork Shoulder, Garlic, Star Anise Red Wine, Olive Oil, Black pepper, Salt, Palm Sugar, Natural Brewed Soy Sauce
Reheating Instructions: Defrost in the fridge or in the microwave oven and put on the BBQ or pan fry until golden brown and serve with rice, noodles or salad (not included but you can purchase separately)
About your cook, Iris (St Ives):
Hi, I'm Iris. I'm originally from Cambodia. My first memory of connecting with food was when I was little and my mum was always busy in her shop, so she left the house work and cooking to me. As the eldest child in the family, I had to learn to cook and did the shopping as guided by mum. I remember I learnt to cook my first curry chicken when I was just 12 years old. At first, I wasn't sure that I loved cooking because it was like a duty to me. Cooking really inspired me when I had my own kids. I'm a mum of three and my husband and kids love my food, this has inspired me the most and allows me to learn more about different foods and always cook with love.