This hearty yet healthy red pepper and pork stew makes for a tasty main that will fuel the family. Cooking low and slow lets the Asian flavours infuse and gives pork that is gorgeously tender.
Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°c, fan 170°c. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pan or casserole dish. Add the pork and sear over a medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes, turning until browned on all sides. (If the pan is on the small side, do this in two batches.) Remove the pork from the pan, and set aside on a plate, until needed.
Using the same pan, cook the peppers for 5 minutes, stirring, until just starting to brown at the edges.
Add the spring onion, chilli, 1/2 tsp of the chilli paste, soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce, ginger, garlic and stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and transfer to the oven for 1.5-2 hours, or until the pork is tender, but still holds its shape. Season to taste, adding the remaining chilli paste, if needed.
Shred the reserved spring onions and scatter over the stew, to serve.
Tip: If you prefer a less runny stew, once cooked, mix 2 tbsp of the broth with a heaped tsp cornflour. Stir it into the stew over a medium heat for 1 minute, or until thickened.
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