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Slow Cooker Japones Pulled Pork with Thai Red Curry

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Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 4-6 hours

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Recipe created for a Marx Foods Chili and a Spoon Challenge. You can vote here: Marx Food blog

Ingredients You'll Need

For the pork: 1 3 lb. pork shoulder
1/2 c. low sodium soy sauce
1 c. water
1 tsp. freshly ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbls. brown sugar
2 Tbls. honey
6-8 Dried Japones Chilies or any other dried spicy pepper
salt and pepper
For the curry: 2 tsp. ground Japones Chilies
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 c. sugar snap peas
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup cashews, chopped
1 14.5 oz. can coconut milk
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
2-3 Tbls red curry paste (depending on taste)
1 Tbls. brown sugar
1/3 c. fresh basil, julienned
1 lime, juiced


Place dried chilies in a spice or coffee grinder and pulse until finely ground, reserve 2 tsp. for the curry.

Season pork with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle with ground chilies and place in a crock pot.

Whisk remaining pork ingredients in a bowl and pour over pork.

Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours or high heat for 4 hours.

Shred pork and toss with sauce to coat.

For curry: In a large saute pan, whisk curry paste with 1/4 cup of the coconut milk over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and add peppers and sugar snap peas. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3-4 minutes. Add remaining coconut milk, tomatoes, and ground chilies and continue to simmer until vegetables are just tender. Add brown sugar, basil, lime juice, and salt to taste. Serve over long grain brown or basmati rice, top with pulled pork, and garnish with cashews and scallions.

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