Maple-Asian Pork Cretons
Recipes with Maple Syrup / Starters
Created by Jean-Claude Chartrand Chef
Featuring Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1 stalk of lemongrass
- 1/2 cup ginger, chopped
- 6 kaffir lime leaves, crushed (found in Asian markets)
- 2 1/4 lbs lean ground pork
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup soya sauce (Kikkoman)
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed hot pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup lard
- In a large saucepan, sweat the onion and garlic in the sesame oil for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Remove the outer leaves of the lemongrass and add only the white part to the pan, along with the ginger and kaffir lime leaves. Sweat for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add the ground pork and cook for about 40 minutes or until it is cooked through.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring well.
- Spread the mixture on a large baking sheet so that it cools faster.
- Remove the kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass.
- Serve with toasted bread.
- Note: When kept in an airtight container, all or a portion of the cretons can be frozen with no problem.
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