Slow Cooked Pork and Pineapple Panang Curry

Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 2 hours 30 minutes

Serves 6 people



  • ⅓ cup fish sauce
  • 700g pork scotch fillet, cut into 3 cm pieces
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • 4 red eschallots, thinly sliced
  • 1tbs crunchy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (70g) good quality Panang curry paste
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 225g canned bamboo shoots
  • 800ml coconut milk
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into 3cm pieces
  • ½ pineapple, cut into large 1.5cm round slices
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 bunch Thai basil, leaves picked
  • Steamed jasmine rice to serve


  1. 1.
    Place pork and 2 tablespoons fish sauce in a snap lock bag and chill overnight to marinate.
  2. 2.
    The next day, line a tray with baking paper.
  3. 3.
    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy based saucepan over high heat. Add 1/3 pork pieces and cook, turning halfway, for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to lined tray, return pan to heat and continue with remaining pork.
  4. 4.
    Add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to pan. Add onions and cook, for 3 min or until softened.
  5. 5.
    Add peanut butter and curry paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until darkened slightly.
  6. 6.
    Return pork to pan and stir to coat in paste.
  7. 7.
    Add coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves and bamboo shoots and stir to combine.
  8. 8.
    Bring mixture to the boil then reduce heat to very low and cook for 2 hours or until pork is tender.
  9. 9.
    Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frypan over high heat.
  10. 10.
    Coat pineapple in sugar.
  11. 11.
    Working in batches add to pan with 2 teaspoons of fish sauce and cook for 2 minutes each side or until caramelised and golden. Set aside and continue with remaining pineapple.
  12. 12.
    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Heat a frypan over high heat, blanch broccolini and capsicum for 2 minutes then transfer to hot frypan and cook for 2 minutes or until capsicum is charred slightly.
  13. 13.
    Add capsicum in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  14. 14.
    To serve, add broccolini to curry, scatter with basil and serve with steamed rice alongside.