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Mexican pork with green chilli salsa

Mexican pork with green chilli salsa

INGREDIENTS

Pork

3 tablespoons oil

1 medium onion, sliced

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 teaspoon salt

50g dark (80% cacao) chocolate

¼ cup raisins

1 cup water, boiling

4 cups of water

2 chillies from 1 small can of chillies in adobe sauce

½ cup macadamias, roasted

1kg boneless pork shoulder, cubed

Green chilli salsa

2 tablespoons water, boiling

1 tablespoon raw caster sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon lime juice, or to taste

3 medium green chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped

2 spring onions, white part only, finely chopped

½ cup coriander leaves, finely chopped

½ cup macadamias, roasted, chopped

To serve

½ cup sour cream

tortilla chips or rice


METHOD
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and add the onion. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the spices, garlic and salt and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Cool slightly and place in a blender.

Meanwhile, place the chocolate and raisins in a bowl and pour over the boiling water. Stand for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has melted. Add to the blender with the remaining water, chillies and macadamia nuts and blend until thoroughly combined and smooth. Set aside.

Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over high heat and, in batches, brown the pork pieces. Place the browned pork pieces into a large heavy based pan with a lid and add the blended paste mixture. Stir to combine and bring to a steady simmer. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes, or until the pork is tender and the sauce has thickened.
To make the salsa place the boiling water and sugar into a small bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Cool slightly. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Adjust lime juice and salt according to your taste.

Serve the pork with sour cream, green chilli salsa and tortilla chips or rice.

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