Friday, July 30, 2010

Spicy Pork In Claypot

This is Spicy Pork in Claypot, thinly sliced pork that’s cooked with lots of dried and fresh chilies. The meat is spicy, but the sweetness from the dark soy sauce balanced the dish’s overall flavor. Feel free to substitute the pork with lamb meat, if you like, as lamb works very well with this recipe too. Just add about ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds to lessen some of the strong taste or “smell” of lamb meat. I enjoyed this flavorful meat dish with just some steamed rice. Try it.

Spicy Pork In Claypot
(Printable Recipe)


500 – 550 g Pork Loin, thinly sliced
2 to 3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
1 Tbsp Dried Shrimps, washed and dried
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
8 to 10 Dried Chilies, cut into ½-inch length
3 to 5 Thai Bird’s Eye Chilies, chopped
½ Red Onion, sliced
Sea Salt to taste
3 Scallions, cut into ¾ inch length

1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Shaoxing Wine
3 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
¼ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper


In a medium size claypot, heat the oil over high heat. Add the dried shrimps and cook for about 20 seconds. Mix in the garlic and cook until golden brown in color.

Toss in the dried and bird’s eye chilies and give it a quick stir. Add in the pork and cook until they are no longer pink in color.

Then add onion and the prepared sauce. Continue to stir and cook for another minute or until the sauce has thicken and season with sea salt, if desired.

Garnish the meat with some scallions and serve immediately.

Serves 4


  1. This looks like such and amazing dish

  2. That looks wonderful! I love cooking pork loins. I will have to tone down the peppers for my family, but this looks delicious!

  3. Ooh, I wish I could have this now with a plate of steamed rice! Is pork loin pork tenderloin? I think pork belly would work with this dish too.


  4. Lovely, I cook in clay a lot and I'll have to give this a try. gorgeous!

  5. @Anonymous {KY}: I used pork loin for this recipe. Yes, pork belly works well too.

  6. what cut of lamb would work best for this recipe? It looks delicious, but pork isn't really an option for me.

  7. @Shelle: Lamb loin should be great for this recipe. Thanks.

  8. i love pork, i love spicy food. this is almost a perfect combo. tried the recipe for dinner last night, using Pork Belly and absolutely lovely. even the wifey who's not exactly a pork lover couldn't stop herself...yet another great recipe!

  9. This looks good! I love the dark color!

  10. This looks delicious! Your photographs are beautiful as well!
    I've recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! :) Thanks and Happy Cooking!