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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ginger Beer Pork

Another invention of mine. Make sure you use real brewed-from-ginger beer, not the soda water with ginger flavouring that is passed off as ginger beer by some companies! I used Bundaberg Ginger Beer, but I don’t know whether this is available overseas.

This will appeal to anyone who enjoys fruity meat dishes such as apricot chicken and apple cider pork. It has a sweet, spicy tang to it.

Ingredients for one person:

120g pork fillet, cut into strips or squares
1/4 brown onion, finely sliced
125mL (1/2 metric cup) ginger beer
1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)


1. In a hot non-stick frypan, dry-fry the onion until it is turning brown and soft.

2. Add the diced pork fillet and fry, turning constantly, until meat is browned.

3. Turn the hotplate down to medium and add the ginger beer. Cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

4. In a glass or cup, place the cornflour (cornstarch) followed by few tablespoons of water and stir firmly until it is completely dissolved.

4. After the 5 minutes are up turn the heat back up and bring the ginger beer to the boil. As soon as it is boiling add the dissolved cornflour and stir constantly until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat as soon as it is thick.

I served this with rice, green peas and corn kernels. It was very tasty!


Ivayla said...

I make something similar with coke, but I wonder if ginger beer is better. Btw, is ginger beer alcoholic?

Christine said...

The ginger beer I used is non-alcoholic, but it would probably work just fine with alcoholic ginger beer too!

I've never cooked with coke - recipe? :-)

Ivayla said...

Don't laugh, but I couldn't find ginger beer at all. I figured it is like root beer, i.e. non-alcoholic, so I looked at the soft drinks isle, but maybe I'll check the beer isle on the off chance they sell it there.