If you haven’t tried cooking with miso paste before, you’ve got to give this recipe a go! Miso has a deliciously deep umami flavour that when combined with honey, creates a true taste sensation. The sauce is then used when cooking the pak choi, to perfectly complement the beautifully tender pork shoulder.
Aside from being tasting amazing, this recipe is also super affordable. Pork shoulder is one of the cheapest cuts of meat you can find in most supermarkets or butchers. We even found a 500g pack of pre-diced pork shoulder on a yellow sticker deal for only £3.39 – talk about a bargain!
Simply combine everything in the slow cooker (except the pak choi). Just be careful with the sesame oil measurements – it’s only a teaspoon. Adding too much can overpower the other flavours. If you don’t have sesame oil in your cupboard, don’t worry about it. It’s optional, and the recipe still tastes great without it.
Once everything is mixed together, it’s time to let the slow cooker work its magic. This recipe works equally well on high or low, so just time it to fit your schedule.
To finish things off, fry the pak choi in a hot pan with some neutral-flavoured oil, like vegetable or sunflower oil. After a minute, turn down the heat and spoon over some of the sauce from the slow cooker. Cook for a few more minutes, or until the pak choi is cooked to your liking.
Dish out the pork with your choice of rice or noodles, add the pak choi, and sprinkle over some garnish like sesame seeds or spring onion. And there you have it- a mouth-watering, affordable meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table!
Slow Cooker Miso and Honey Pork
- Slow Cooker
- 500 g Pork shoulder diced
- 3 tbsp White miso paste
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Light soy sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame oil
- 10 g Ginger minced
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
Optional, to serve
- 250 g Pak choi
- Sesame seeds
- To the slow cooker combine diced pork shoulder, miso paste, honey, light soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Stir well.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
Optional, to serve
- In a hot frying pan, with a little neutral flavoured oil, fry pak choi for 1 minute.
- Spoon some sauce from the slow cooker over the pak choi and fry for a further 1-2 minutes until soft.
- Serve the pork with your choice of rice or noodles, add the pak choi and sprinkle over any garnish such as sesame seeds or spring onion.
Nutrition calculations only account for the ingredients stated in the slow cooker recipe. Serving suggestions such as rice and potatoes are not included. Remember to account for the nutritional values of anything you choose to accompany the recipe with.
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