Babi Assam

Babi Assam

Ingredients

5 macadamia nuts
2 large shallots
1 tbsp shrimp paste
½ tsp salt
I chicken stock cube
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp preserved salted soy beans
600g pork belly
30g tamarind, squeezed into 285mls water.
8 green chillies, slit in half lengthways
6 red chillies, sliced in half lengthways

Method

Heat oil in wok and fry nuts, shallots and shrimp paste. Add salted soy beans and season with salt sugar and stock.
Put in pork with 1/3 of the tamarind juice. When pork begins to change colour add in chillies and the remaining tamarind. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer till pork is tender. About an hour.
When cooking if it gets too thick just add a little more water.