Slow Cooker Pork with Plum Sauce puts a hint of Asian cooking on your dinner table and chances are, your family and friends will say ko-ni-chi-wa.
½ lb (8 oz) Cooked Shredded Pork
1 clove Garlic, crushed
½ tsp grated Fresh Ginger
⅛ cup Apple Juice
¼ tsp Dry Mustard
2 tsp Soy Sauce
⅛ tsp dried Thyme
⅛ cup Plum Jam
½ tsp Cornstarch
In nonstick skillet treated with nonstick spray, stir-fry pork, garlic and ginger for approximately 2 minutes.
In small bowl or measuring cup, combine remaining ingredients to make a slurry; pour over the heated pork, mixing well.
Cook over low to medium heat until mixture thickens and juice is absorbed into pork, approximately 15 minutes.
Tips & Notes
Garlic is used for both culinary and medicinal qualities. Allicin, garlic’s key ingredient, is responsible for its pungent odor. For optimal health benefit, garlic should be consumed raw or as a standardized preparation. Clinical research found that garlic is beneficial for individuals suffering from high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.
Diabetes is characterized by abnormal insulin production and variable degrees of insulin resistance leading to high blood sugar levels. Poorly controlled diabetes also can cause increased total cholesterol.
A Japanese study found that tablets containing alaxin, a garlic ingredient and vanadium, an essential mineral, reduced blood sugar levels in animal models.
Another study found garlic oil as helping both diabetes and heart disease. The study concluded that garlic has significant potential for preventing a form of heart disease that is a main cause of death in people with diabetes.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Saturated Fat: 1g
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