Curried pork shanks

By Drum Digital
29 July 2015

Wow your family tonight with these slightly sweet curried pork shanks.

Serves: 4

Preparation: 5 min

Cooking: 2 hr 20 min

45 ml (3 T) oil

4 small pork shanks

1 onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

30 ml (2 T) fresh ginger, finely grated

1 cinnamon stick

5 cloves

5 pods cardamom, crushed

10 ml (2 t) chilli flakes

10 ml (2 t) turmeric

10 ml (2 t) garam masala

400 g tin mangoes

10 ml (2 t) sugar

400 g tin coconut milk

250 ml (1 c) water

1 lemon, juiced

salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 180 °C

  1. Heat the oil in an ovenproof pot over a medium heat. Brown the pork shanks until golden. Remove the shanks and place aside.
  2. In the same pot add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 5 minutes until the onions are soft. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and chilli flakes and stir through until fragrant.
  3. Return the shanks and add the turmeric and garam masala and cook for 2 minutes, then add the mango and sugar and combine. Stir in the coconut milk, half the water and the lemon juice.
  4. Cover and roast for 2 hours or until pork is tender. Add more water if needed. Season and serve.

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