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CHRIS YAN'S PORK HOCK WITH THAI CHILLI
By Concrete Playground
August 16, 2019
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By Concrete Playground
August 16, 2019
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Spice things up in the kitchen with this fiery chilli and coconut dish.

Last month, a handful of Sydneysiders were given the unique opportunity to have celebrated chef Chris Yan cook for them in the lush surrounds of Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship. As part of Red Rock Deli’s Secret Supper series, Yan — a dumpling master and the executive chef behind Lotus Dining Group — hosted two spectacular three-course feasts.

Yan cooked up a spicy storm with a menu inspired by Red Rock Deli’s new limited-edition flavour — Thai red chilli and creamy coconut. For the main course, Yan served braised beef cheeks with chilli and coconut cream, while his dessert was a delightful combination of jasmine tea sago with rhubarb and pink grapefruit.

But it was the entree — pork hock with Thai red chilli, toasted coconut and lemon aspen — that was the real winner. And, luckily for those that missed out, or nabbed a seat and loved it so much that you want to cook it for all your mates, Yan has shared the recipe with us. And, even better, you don’t need to be a pro to cook it. Read on and bookmark this one for your next dinner party.

PORK HOCK WITH THAI RED CHILLI, TOASTED COCONUT AND LEMON ASPEN

INGREDIENTS: CHINESE RED BRAISED PORK HOCK

5kg pork hock
6lt water
200g dark soy
200g light soy
400g yellow rock sugar
640ml Chinese Shoaxing cooking wine
Half bunch shallots
30g star anise
30g cassia bark

INGREDIENTS: DRESSING

70g long red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
7g Thai chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
20g garlic, peeled and finely chopped
40g coriander roots, rinsed of grit and finely minced
150g cane sugar
25g lemon aspen
1 tbs minced lemon grass juice
100ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
50ml fish sauce

INGREDIENTS: GARNISH

Large handful of mixed herbs: shallots, coriander, sawtooth coriander, Vietnamese mint, Thai basil and bean sprouts
Handful of toasted shredded coconut

Click through the gallery below for the full recipe.

To discover more winter warming recipes and to check out upcoming Red Rock Deli Secret Suppers in your city, head this way

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