This Pulled Pork with Garlic Sauce is a very simple gluten free and delicious dish influenced by Asian cuisine. Likewise, it is impeccable when dished up over rice. Alternatively, you can also serve this pulled pork with garlic sauce in Chinese sandwich buns or gua bao. I have created this juicy and succulent pulled pork with garlic sauce dish with trimmed skinless and boneless pork leg. Besides, I made the aromatic garlic sauce with only a few simple ingredients. Including finely minced garlic stir fried until lightly golden brown in extra virgin olive oil. Then I add gluten free soy sauce, finely chopped spring onion and coriander to the garlic oil and mixed well. You can also substituent for pork shoulder or pork tenderloin if preferred. This pulled pork with garlic sauce recipe is not only gluten free. But also low carb, dairy free, egg free and nut free.
You may also like my other gluten free pork recipes:
- Instant Pot Braised Pork with Tofu;
- Chinese Pork Jerky (Bak Kwa);
- Cantonese Salt and Pepper Pork;
- Chinese Barbecue Pork Rice (Char Siu Fan);
- Braised Pork and Fermented Mustard Green;
- Braised Pork and Hard Boiled Eggs;
- Pork and Black Fungus Stew; and
- Kale and Pork Stir-Fry.
Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Lean Pork
The all so familiar Australian Pork television campaign of the slogan “Get some pork on your fork”. Lean pork is a superb source of high quality protein, vitamins and minerals. Protein is important for muscle building and maintaining healthy body tissues. They consider pork as another white meat because pork tenderloin has smaller amount of fat than a chicken breast. While pork fillets has fewer than half the fat content of beef fillets.
Pork is an fantastic source of B group of vitamins. It not only has high thiamine (vitamin B1). Besides it is an excellent source of riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and cobalamin (vitamin B12). Plus Niacin (vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid). Pork is also rich in minerals like iron, zinc, selenium and phosphorus. Other health benefits of pork may include: boosts the body’s immune system and aid in healthy thyroid function. As well as support blood cell formation and healthy brain function.
Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is a member of the onion (Allium) family, including onion, chives, scallion, shallot and leek. Since ancient times, they have been using garlic widely for its health and medicinal benefits. Garlic is a well-liked ingredient in all types of cooking because of its robust smell and delightful taste. Garlic is not only low in calories. But also prolific in pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Manganese and Selenium. In Addition, it has moderate amounts of potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper and thiamine (vitamin B1). Main health benefits of garlic may include: antibacterial and antifungal properties. As well as help fight common viral conditions like the colds and flus. And defend against stomach cancer, and help in decreasing bad cholesterol levels.
Pulled Pork with Garlic Sauce
- 1.2 kg skinless and boneless pork leg trimmed and roughly cut into large portions
- 20 dried Chinese red dates
- steamed basmati rice to serve
For the Sauce:
For the Garnish:
- 2 long fresh red chilli deseeded and finely sliced
- 3 spring onions thinly sliced lengthwise
- 3 sprigs coriander including stems (cilantro) including stems, roughly cut into 2 cm (0.8 inch) lengthwise
- 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
For cooking the pork:
- Fill a medium pot with half full of water and bring to a boil. Submerge the pork into the boiling water and resume the boil and skim the surface. Add all the dried Chinese red dates. Once its boiling, decrease the heat to low, cover with lid and simmer for 1 hour or until pork is soft and tender. Turn off the heat and leave the pork in the pot to keep warm until ready to serve.
For the sauce:
- Heat up a small pot with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and stir-fry the garlic on low heat until lightly golden.
- Add the spring onions and coriander and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Then add the dry sherry, gluten free light soy sauce, sesame oil and the rest of the 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix well. Turn off the heat. Set aside.
For serving the pork:
- Remove the pork pieces from the pot and place on a chopping board, with 2 forks, pull and shred the meat into smaller pieces. Discard the dried Chinese red dates.
- Place the pulled pork and the sauce prepared into a large bowl. Toss and mix to combine well.
- Then serve on a plate and sprinkle some ground white pepper on the pulled pork and garnish with red chillies, spring onions and coriander.
- Serve together with steamed basmati rice.