Here in Minnesota, we are very fortunate to have access to restaurants that source food from clean sources. As much as I’d like to, we simply cannot afford to go out to eat very often. With a family of five, eating anywhere but home is a special treat, so I took it upon myself to recreate, as closely as I could, one of our favorite dishes at the Sassy Spoon – Miso Braised Pork.
Now, I’m not sure how closely my recipe comes to theirs, but my family assures me that the taste is pretty darn close. You can have it ready in a couple of hours on the stovetop or let it simmer away all day in the slow cooker. You can also use any cut of pork you have on hand. I’ve used shoulder, butt, and even uncured ham, and it all turned out very well. I like to serve it with some lime cilantro cauliflower rice and a ferment on the side.
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 4-5 pound pork butt roast, cut into strips or cubes (leave fat on)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2, 2-inch pieces of ginger, peeled and minced
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 2/3 cup miso
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- Soak chopped pork in apple cider vinegar overnight in the refrigerator. Rinse and pat dry.
- In large stock pot, melt coconut oil. Add ginger and garlic. Stir for a few minutes.
- Add coconut aminos, miso and coconut sugar. Stir until coconut sugar is dissolved.
- Add chopped pork. Cover with water and cover the pot. Cook on low until pork is done through, 1-2 hours. Add more water if needed.
Carol Brinkley says
Interesting that you would refer to pork as clean food when the hog is one of the filthiest animals around. God called them scavenger animals and not fit too eat. Scavengers are meant to be the clean up crew. They eat any and everything including their own species. Shell fish and bottom seafood dwellers are designed to keep the ocean waters clean. Most importantly, scavengers have different digestive systems and they are not meant to be eaten by people. All the scavenger animals are detailed in the Old Testament. Contrary to popular belief, dietary laws are not just for Jewish people. I am a Christian, and have come to recognize that much of the Old Testament has been ignored by Christians. We need to correct that.
Wrong!!!! 1 Timothy 4:3
Chrissy Bonnell says
We can eat pork just fine
Gina Kennedy says
Hi Susanna, This sounds great. Most of the time I use a pork shoulder aka Boston Butt but it’s usually for a pulled pork. Is that what your going for or somewhere with more consistency?
Susie Zahratka says
You are looking for a cut that will shred easily.
Gina Sage says
This sound delicious I can’t wait to try it. Most times I use port shoulder (aka Boston Butt) is when I’m doing a BBQ and I go for a pulled pork. What texture am I looking for, more of a firmer texture?
Judy Bonhiver says
Thanks for this recipe. It’s very timely because I have some pork I cooked in my crock pot, ready to make into this recipe!!! I, too, love Sassy Spoon (seems to me I ran into you there a year or so ago!) but would love to make this
for myself at home. I’ll try it tomorrow. Judy
Luna Shubeck says
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Do you think I could use pork loin for this recipe?