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Oriental honeyed pork

Oriental honeyed pork


  • 500g pork fillet
  • 4 tablespoons seasoned cornflour
  • 4 tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 Bulb garlic, crushed
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 400g pineapple chunks, drained (reserve juice)
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes quartered
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • • Pineapple juice (reserved from chunks)


Step 1
Cut pork into cubes and toss in seasoned cornflour.
Step 2
Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic and onion.
Step 3
Add pork and fry until lightly browned on all sides.
Step 4
Lower heat and add pepper, pineapple, mushrooms and tomatoes, leave on gentle heat whilst preparing sauce.
Step 5
To make the sauce mix together chicken stock, honey and soy sauce.
Step 6
Blend cornflour with pineapple juice and add to the mixture.
Step 7
Add sauce to the pan and stir whilst bringing to the boil.
Step 8
Transfer all ingredients to the crock pot, place in the slow cooker base and cover with the lid.
Step 9
Cook for approx. 5-8 hours.
Step 10
Serve with rice and fresh green vegetables




  • chorizo
  • pork
  • onion
  • garlic
  • chicken
  • glass of white wine
  • teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • sugar
  • teaspoon of thyme
  • teaspoon of turmeric
  • teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • tin of chopped tomatoes
  • butter beans
  • chicken stock cube
  • green beans or frozen beans
  • paella rice
  • frozen prawns
  • chopped coriander


Step 1
Fry chorizo in a tablespoon of olive oil
Step 2
Add pork
Step 3
Fry a bit longer
Step 4
Add onion and garlic
Step 5
Add chicken
Step 6
Add glass of white wine
Step 7
Add teaspoon of chili flakes
Step 8
Add sugar
Step 9
Add teaspoon of thyme
Step 10
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric
Step 11
Add 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
Step 12
Add tin of chopped tomatoes
Step 13
Add butter beans
Step 14
Add chicken cube
Step 15
Add green beans of frozen beans
Step 16
Cook for 10 mins
Step 17
Add paella rice
Step 18
Add frozen prawns
Step 19
Stir once do not stir again
Step 20
Bring to the boil
Step 21
Turn down and cook for 10 mins
Step 22
Serve with chopped coriander
Step 23

Crab and Shrimp Ravioli with Saffron Cream Sauce

Ingredients for filling

enough ricotta cheese to make the filling

half the crabmeat for the filling

half the crabmeat for the sauce

enough shrimp to make the filling

two tablespoons of butter

half a bulb of garlic for the filling

the other half of garlic for the sauce

cut the parmesan cheese in half

one half will be used for the filling

cut the remaining half into two pieces

half of the remaining parmesan will be used for the sauce

the other half will be used for shaving onto the ravioli

one teaspoon of thyme


Ingredients for sauce


two tablespoons of butter

one and half tablespoons of flour

one heaped teaspoon of turmeric

small onion finely chopped

chicken stock cube

the remaining half of the garlic

one glass of dry white wine

small tub of double cream

the remaining half of the crabmeat

one of the quarters of parmesan cheese

tablespoon of parsley




Blitz the shrimps into small pieces

sauté 2 tablespoons of butter and half a bulb of crushed garlic (other half will be used for the sauce) until cooked

add the ricotta cheese

grate half of the parmesan cheese into the filling

don’t add salt as cheese is salty but do add black pepper

add a teaspoon of thyme

cook until the sauce is ready for the shrimp to be added

add the shrimp and cook until pink

add half a cup of crabmeat and gently warm through

then remove from the heat

then prepare the ravioli


create ravioli


brush the bottom sheet of pasta with egg white

place the meat mixture into the centre of the pasta sheet

place the other pasta sheet on top of the pasta sheet and cut out with the ravioli stamp


before you start making the sauce put on a large pot of salted water


to make sauce


in a large pan sauté butter, the remaining garlic and shallots for 2-3 mins

dust in 1/12 tablespoons of flour and mix in to create a roux

add 1 cup of dry white wine and reduce for 2-3 mins

add 1 heaped teaspoon of turmeric

add chicken stock cube

tub of double cream

salt and pepper to taste

half a cup of crab meat

divide the remaining parmesan cheese into two parts

shave one half into the sauce and save the other half to shave onto the finished dish

add 1 tablespoon of parsley

cook the sauce for 3-5mins until it has thickened

the ravioli has to be boiled for 5 mins to make sure timings are accurate