Curtis stone's coconut milk braised pork shoulder


Published: August 15, 2019 • Modified: May 30, 2022 • by Author: Analida • Word count:974 words. • About 5 minutes lớn read this article.

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Xin Chao! That"s Vietnamese for hello, and today I have another tasty recipe full of piggy goodness. I learned to lớn make Vietnamese coconut braised pork (Thit Kho Tau) from Thanh (Tang), my daughter"s Vietnamese friend.


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My family & Imet Thanh in Hanoi, Vietnam last December when we traveled to visit my daughter who works there as an English teacher. On our last day Thanh hosted us in her house for an authentic Vietnamese meal, andalso a cooking class. This was undoubtedly one of the many highlights of our trip.Thanh was such a gracious hostess và we learned A LOT from her.

Thanh is an enterprising young woman who runs a Maia Travel agency which offers multiple services, among them street food tours and trang chủ cooking experiences.I certainly recommend both.


The old fashioned method

Vietnamese people cook the old fashion way, by eyeballing it, or for instance by equating quantities khổng lồ a common object. All in all, we made four different dishes. Thanh admitted that Vietnamese coconut braised pork is one of her favorite dishes, and I can certainly see why. Given its fabulous rich flavor, you would think that this is a complicated dish, but it really isn"t.

Making Vietnamese coconut braised pork is super easy. The key here is to saute the pork until it is golden brown, & then địa chỉ in the remaining ingredients. This dish is served with whole hard-boiled eggs which Thanh likes to lớn saute in order to lớn give them a golden màu sắc before placing them into the dish or you can simmer them in the pan with the pork.


Palm sugar is the key

One of the ingredients in Vietnamese coconut braised pork is palm sugar

, which I bought at the market during my visit. Thanh said that you can also use regular brown sugar as a substitute. I have also read that you can make a mixture of brown sugar và molasses.

We had a great time without a doubt. We all chopped, sliced, diced, stirred, và everything in between. One of the funniest moments of the afternoon was when Thanh"s mom returned from the market & saw my husband sweeping the floor. She said to Thanh in Vietnamese: "You need to lớn find a husband lượt thích that." Thanh translated and we all laughed.

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All things considered,I think the recipe turned out great, at least according to my husband và son. Too bad Thanh is not here to give me her seal of approval.

Here are the visual steps khổng lồ make Thįt Kho Tàu:


Gather all your ingredients & have them chopped measured and ready khổng lồ go.Place the 4 eggs in a pan with cold water khổng lồ cover them và bring khổng lồ a boil. Allow to boil for 6 minutes.Remove from the water with a slotted spoon & drop them into an ice bath và set them aside.In a large braising pan on medium heat sauté the pork with the shallots, garlic, palm sugar, 5 spice powder & palm sugar. Allow the palm sugar lớn caramelize slightly. Brown the pork on all sides.Add the soy sauce after the pork is browned.Add the fish sauce.Add the coconut water & the pan will deglaze. Cover and turn down the heat to low và simmer for 30-40 minutes. Now would be a good time lớn peel those eggs and make the rice.After 25 minutes showroom the peeled eggs & allow khổng lồ simmer in the juice for an additional 5 minutes. You can turn the eggs so they brown evenly in the juice. When ready lớn serve, sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with rice và fresh greens on the side. Enjoy!

If you want to kiểm tra out some authentic Vietnamese recipes I have some to chia sẻ that you can easily make in your home.

Bun cha: Vietnamese pork meatballs are served with a delicious golden broth, a variety of fresh herbs, greens, và rice noodles.

During the hot summer months a nice cool Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad: Pho Tron is very popular.

You have to lớn finish off your meal with a traditional Vietnamese Egg Coffee or ca phe trung (cà phê trứng) is a Hanoi espresso with a sweet meringue lượt thích topping.

Bun Thit Nuong: Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodles - Tender grilled lemongrass pork is paired with cool rice noodles, herbs, veggies, & a tangy sauce.

Vietnamese Coconut Coffee - This was one of my daughter"s favorite summer treats when she lived in Vietnam. Coconut replaces milk in this dish.

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