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Here in Minnesota, we are very fortunate to have access to restaurants that source food from clean sources. One of my favorites is a new little place called Sassy Spoon. It is run by a fellow foodie who operated the Sassy Spoon food truck prior to opening the brick and mortar location. From homemade broth, to an all gluten free menu (including drinks), to the type of fat used to prepare the food, this place is a foodie's dream. It is certainly one of our all time favorites.
That all being said, and as much as I'd like to, we simply cannot afford to go out to eat very often. With a family of five, eating anywhere but home is a special treat, so I took it upon myself to re-create, as closely as I could, one of our favorite dishes at the Sass; Miso Braised Pork. Now, I'm not sure how closely my recipe comes to Tamara's, but my family assures me that the taste is pretty darn close. You can have it ready in a couple of hours on the stove-top, let it simmer away all day in the slow cooker, or have it ready in under an hour in the Instant Pot. You can also use any cut of pork you have on hand. I've used shoulder, butt, and even uncured ham, and it all turned out very well. I like to serve it with some lime cilantro cauli-rice and a ferment on the side.
1. In large stock pot, melt coconut oil. Add ginger and garlic. Stir for a few minutes.
2. Add aminos, miso, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
3. Add chopped pork. Cover with water and cover the pot. Cook on low until pork is done through- 1-2 hours. Add more water if needed.