Slow Cooker Recipe

Braised Pork With Plums

Braised Pork With Plums

Braised Pork with Plums is rated 2.7 / 5 based on 33 votes.

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Slow Cooker Size 3.5L+
Serves: 8
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The good thing thing about this recipe is that it brings out the tenderness of pork which is definitely impressive!


  • 500 ml (16 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 3 lb (1.5kg) pork shoulder
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce (for colour)
  • 5 tablespoons light soy sauce (for flavour)
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and chopped finely
  • 1 root ginger about thumb size
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder (Chinese)
  • 6 ripe plums cut in half and stoned
  • a bunch of spring onions sliced finely
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • The pork should be cut in big pieces which is about the length of a thumb.
  • Place the pieces of pork in a bowl.
  • Add the soy sauces, wine, half the chilli, half the garlic and half the ginger.
  • Marinate for about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan with oil, cook the remaining ginger, spring onions, garlic, chilli, star anise, cinnamon five, spice, 2 tablespoon puree and sugar.
  • Add the pork and fry together with the mixture.
  • Transfer into a slow cooker.
  • Pour in the marinade.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  • Remove the fat on the surface.
  • At about 1 hour before fully cooked, add the plums and stir.
  • Remove the plums and the meat, then turn up the heat and boil the sauce for about 5-10 minutes until syrupy.
  • Place everything in a pan and cook until heated through. 
  • Spread the spring onions on top.
  • Serve.
  • Recipe End

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