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Cantonese Salt and Pepper Pork

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Salt and pepper pork spare ribs or pork chops is a widely available and popular dish at a Chinese restaurant, particularly Cantonese restaurants. The origin of salt and pepper dishes has its roots in Cantonese cuisines. Salt and pepper dish has many variations, other well-liked seafood versions are calamari and prawns. Sometimes, salt and pepper beef is also available. Other modern variations are chicken ribs, chicken wings, quails and tofu. All these delectable dishes are also favourite Chinese restaurant take-away dishes and they are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at a party. For my gluten free recipe, I am using skinless and boneless pork legs, pan fried and served with a garlic, spring onion and chilli oil and garnished with freshly ground black pepper. You can also use pork shoulder or pork butt. This recipe is also soy free, dairy free, nut free and egg free. Check out my gluten free salt and pepper prawns adn salt and pepper chicken dish here.

Salt and Pepper Pork

GF Salt and Pepper Pork

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Pork

Pork is the most frequently consumed red meat worldwide, especially in southeast and eastern Asia. Lean pork is high in protein and abundant in numerous vitamins and minerals, making it a superb addition to a healthy eating regime. Pork is a rich source of zinc, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B3 (Niacin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Pork also naturally comprises Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which may help reduce cancerous tumours and has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, pork increases thiamine level in human body, helps lower cardiovascular diseases and may help prevent type 2 diabetes by supporting optimum blood sugar levels or even help regulate glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients.

GF Cantonese Salt and Pepper Pork

Gluten Free Salt and Pepper Pork

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4 Responses

  1. Camilla @FabFood4All
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    This looks so good and the title belies how good it is:-)

    • daphnegoh
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      Cantonese salt and pepper dishes are really enticing and full of flavour no matter what meat, seafood or tofu you use to cook this dish. :)

  2. Choclette
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    You’ve got great flavours going on here. I can see this working really nicely with tofu.

    • daphnegoh
      | Reply

      You are right, salt and pepper tofu is another very popular variation of Cantonese salt and pepper dish, especially for vegan. :)

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