Braised Pork with California Raisins, Soy Sauce and Mashed Sweet Potato

AuthorCalifornia Raisins

Chef Chachaya Raktakanishta
Director of Academic, CULINEUR, School of Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship

braised pork with california raisins soy sauce and mashed sweet potato
Yields4 Servings
Total Time3 hrs
Braised Pork with California Raisins & Soy Sauce
 170 g California Raisins
 170 ml Hot Water
 1 kg Pork Shoulder, cut into 4 portions
 55 g Shallots, diced
 30 g Garlic, diced
 2.50 tsp Peppercorns
 15 g Coriander Roots, cut
 2.50 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
 2.50 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
 2.50 tbsp Oyster Sauce
 1600 ml Water
 12 g Corn Starch
 80 g Broccoli
 8 pcs Baby Carrots
 4 pcs Broccolini
 40 g Shimeji Mushrooms
 1 tbsp Butter or Oil
Mashed Sweet Potato
 500 g Sweet Potato
 60 g Whipping Cream
 1 tbsp Butter
 Salt and Pepper
 Cooking Oil
Braised Pork with California Raisins & Soy Sauce

Soak California Raisins in hot water until they have plumped up. Reserve 100 g of the soaked raisins and blend the rest until smooth.


Using a mortar and pestle, pound garlic, coriander roots, peppercorns and shallots until fine. Set aside.


Marinate the pork with 200 g of raisin paste, dark and light soy sauce, oyster sauce and garlic mixture for at least 30 minutes in the chiller.


Heat up a pan with 1 tbsp. of cooking oil, sear the marinated pork. Add water and simmer on low heat for 2 hours or until the pork is tender. Note. Cook for only 45 minutes if using a pressure cooker.


Remove pork from the sauce and blend the sauce until smooth. Add corn starch diluted with water and simmer until the sauce thickens. Strain.


Add the reserved soaked raisins and the pork back to the sauce. Set aside.


Blanch each vegetable separately, refresh with cold water and set aside.


Stir fry the vegetables with butter or oil and season with salt and pepper.

Mashed Sweet Potato

Peel the sweet potatoes and cook in boiling salted water until done. Strain.


Pass the sweet potato through a sieve. Add butter, cream, salt and pepper.


Place the mashed sweet potatoes on a plate, arrange the braised pork coated with sauce on top of the sweet potato. Add the vegetables and drizzle with sauce.



Braised Pork with California Raisins & Soy Sauce
 170 g California Raisins
 170 ml Hot Water