Thursday, September 15, 2011

Michele's Shoyu Pork

The day before yesterday coworker Michele announced that she was gonna bring some shoyu pork for us to eat the next day.  CQ volunteered to make Okinawan Sweet Potato Salad.  She also brought some Forbidden Rice mixed with white rice.  Lorna brought some ono rolls from Walmart Bakery.


Everything was really, really yummy, especially the shoyu pork.  CQ even made a couple of sandwich rolls.  Her salad was really ono too.  If CQ remembers to give me her "some of this and some of that" recipe, I'll post it for you.


Here's Michele's recipe:

1 piece (5-6 pounds) boneless pork butt or if on sale, the one with bone okay too.
2 potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 cup shoyu (Aloha)
2/3 cup sugar
1 piece (thumb size) fresh ginger, crushed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon scotch whiskey or crown royal

Brown pork evenly on all sides in a large, heavy pot.
Pour out excess oil.
Combine all ingredient for the SAUCE and pour over pork.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 2 - 2.5 hours, turning pork over on all side during cooking.

My father-in-law's way ----- Brown pork on all sides and put into pressure cooker with water half way and cook for one hour-ish. Check if soft enough, add SAUCE and cook for 30 minutes. Take pork out and add potatoes in sauce and cook till tender.


Leslie's pics said...

what about the white rice? That was the best part of the meal!!

jalna said...

AHAHAHA. I was shame to mention my contribution.

Lance said...

Any Okinawan cookbooks you can recommend? Didn't see any at the Okinawan Festival? I thought maybe they would have something like 1001 ways to cook goya....I usually eat bitter melon black bean stir fried or steamed with pork hash. Looking for some variety.

Erick said...

Yum, I think I'll make this tomorrow. Sounds really ono.

jalna said...

Sorry Lance, I can't help you. Maybe somebody will respond here for you.

You're gonna like it Erick!

OkiHwn said...'s Hari Kojima's recipe from "The Tastes & Tales of Mō'ili'ili"

jalna said...

Thanks Nate. I don't think we have that one.

Betty Townsend said...

Easy recipe...and looks so yum!!the Okinawan sweet potato salad sounds good too. Looks like you all had a feast!!

jalna said...

Yeah Betty we did have a feast. So lucky yah!

DNakamaru said...

Hooo! Looks like a winnah!

jalna said...

Dean, it was winnahs. . . no leftovers.