Caramelising food has a depth of flavour that is definitely moreish! Cooking in a clay pot adds an air of authenticity.





500g pork pieces

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 onions, sliced

3 garlic cloves, sliced

Freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup light soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

¼ cup water

Juice from one lime  (or lemon)

Lime wedges to garnish



Place the pork in a bowl with the oil, fish sauce, onion slices, garlic and pepper and toss to combine.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes (optional).


Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the pork mixture and stir fry for 5 minutes or until the pork begins to brown. Add the soy sauce, sugar and water and heat until simmering. Transfer to a clay pot (or casserole dish with a lid). Bake at 200 C for 35-45 minutes until pork is cooked through and sauce is rich and syrupy.

Garnish with lime wedges and serve with rice and mango salad.


Caramelised Pork Claypot