You see the title of this recipe? That’s it. Well, you do need some fat and water. And maybe a little salt. But that’s really it. This is a super-duper simple recipe with tons of flavor.
I was thinking about how pork and apples always seem to go so well together (don’t know why, but it’s always awesome.) I wanted to do something a little different with them however. This recipe is a really good example of how spices can completely change a dish and help you create variety in your cooking without necessarily needing a lot of different or exotic ingredients. Just some exotic spices (though not so exotic that they can’t be found at Whole Foods or online.) The great thing about using spices is that you don’t have to worry about them going bad as quickly as other ingredients.
We ate this as is, but if you need some bulk or just want something to sop up the delicious sauce, I think mashed potatoes could be quite nice or, if you do grains, some rice.
A note about the pork: I get pre-cubed “pork kabob” meat from my CSA but you can also buy boneless leg meat or pork chops and cut them into about 1” pieces.
Pork kabob cubes, 1-1.5 lb
Apple, 1 cored and cut into small pieces
Onion, 1 small-medium sliced thinly
Ghee, 4 tsp
Curry powder, 2 tbsp
Salt, to taste
Time – Prep and Cooking: 1 hr 45 min
1. Melt the ghee in a medium sauté pan (the one with walls) over low-medium heat. Add the onions and increase the temperature a little. Cook the onions until fragrant and a little soft.
2. Push the onions to the outer edges of the pan and add the pork directly onto the bottom of the pan (see the photo above.) Turn up the heat a little bit and sear the pork on all sides. (While you do this the onions will start to brown a little.)
3. Once the pork is seared add the curry powder and mix until everything is well coated. Add enough water to the pan to almost cover the meat. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 1 hour (once the liquid starts to boil, reduce the heat to a nice simmer.)
4. Take the lid off of the pan, add the apple pieces and stir together. Cook, uncovered for 30 minutes, salt to taste. Scoop into a bowl and devour.