Monday, October 3, 2011

Soy and Cola Braised Pork

This recipe comes from "Cooking Light". It was very good..tender, juicy and full of flavor.

serves 10 ( 8 points+ ) add additional points for bun

  • 1 T. dark sesame oil
  • 1 ( 3-½ lb. bone-in pork shoulder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 T. minced, peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 c. cola ( such as Coca-Cola)
  • ½ c. hoisin sauce
  • ¼ c. rice vinegar
  • ¼ c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 c. diagonally sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan. Sprinkle pork with salt. Add pork to pan and saute for 8 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove pork. Add ginger and garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Stir in cola and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Return pork to pan, cover and bake for 2 hours or until tender, turning occasionally. Remove pork from pan and let stand for 10 minutes. Shred with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid, Place pan over medium-high heat; bring cooking liquid to a boil. Cook 15 minutes or until reduced to about 2 cups. Combine pork with ¾ c. sauce, tossing to coat. Top with green onions. Serve pork with remaining sauce.

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