For my gluten free Braised Pork and Hard Boiled Eggs. My main ingredients are lean pork spare ribs and pork leg pieces. Cooked in a sauce made with homemade gluten free kecap manis and gluten free light soy sauce. As well as spices like star anise and cloves. Plus medium dry sherry and garlic. This simple braised pork and hard boiled eggs dish is a fantastic way of remembering my childhood memories. Filled with delicious fragrance of this dish during meal times. This braised pork and hard boiled eggs is not only gluten free. But also low carb, dairy free, nut free and corn free. Check out my post on How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs.
You may also like my other gluten free pork recipes:
- Instant Pot Braised Pork with Tofu;
- Braised Pork and Fermented Mustard Green;
- Cantonese Salt and Pepper Pork;
- Chinese Barbecue Pork Rice (Char Siu Fan);
- Chinese Pork Jerky (Bak Kwa);
- Chinese Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao);
- Chinese Lotus Root and Pork Soup;
- Chinese Pork and Black Bean Soup; and
- Pork and Prawn Wonton Soup.
Variations of Chinese Soy Sauce Braises
Soy sauce braises or stews is a very popular way of cooking in Chinese cuisines. In most regions of eastern, south eastern and northern China. Likewise, there are many variations of braised meat dishes. Besides, some have combinations of different types of meat like pork, chicken or duck, vegetables and hard boiled eggs. It is also a very popular dish in many parts of Southeast Asia. In addition, braised pork in soy sauce is a typical Chinese home cooking dish. A simple one pot comfort food dish that most Chinese households will cook for their children while growing up. Many of us grew up with fond memories of our mum’s aromatic soy sauce braises.
Nutritional Values of Eggs
Eggs are very handy and inexpensive way of filling your tummy. It is not only delicious by itself but you can easily incorporate it into many dishes as well. Eggs are high in protein and low in saturated fats. Likewise, they comprise of many different vitamins and trace minerals that are crucial to eating a healthy and balanced nutrition. Egg is an excellent source of B group of vitamins. Including vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B12 (cobalamin). As well as vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. In addition, eggs also have carotenoid particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, plus choline.
Health Benefits of Eggs
Potential health benefits of eggs may include:
- Reduce risks of macular degeneration;
- Prevent birth defects during pregnancy;
- Promote healthy brain and cardiovascular systems; and
- Support strong muscles and bones.
Braised Pork and Hard Boiled Eggs
- 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 5 clovese garlic finely minced
- 1 kg skinless and boneless lean pork spare ribs trimmed and roughly cut into 3 cm to 4cm pieces
- 500 g skinless and boneless pork leg trimmed and roughly cut into 3cm pieces
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 1 large star anise
- 6 cloves
- 1 ½ cups water
- steamed basmati rice to serve
- Heat up a wok with 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, stir-fry the garlic on low heat until lightly golden. Add in the all the pork pieces, star anise, cloves plus the sauce and stir-fry for 10 minutes on medium to high heat.
- Then add in water, cover with a wok lid and bring to a rolling boil, then turn the heat down to low and let the pork cook for 1 hour or until pork is soft and tender. Stirring occasionally.
- Once the pork is soft and tender, remove only the pork and set aside in a large bowl.
- Add the hard-boiled eggs into the wok with the braising sauce and cook for 10 minutes, stirring and moving the eggs around to gently coat the eggs with the sauce.
- Return the cooked pork to the wok to reheat the pork, taking care not to break the eggs.
- Serve with steamed basmati rice.