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Cooking with Turmeric Powder – Honey Turmeric Pork

Turmeric is used in all sorts of dishes around the world not only because of its numerous health benefits, but because it tastes good.
The only question you need to ask yourself then, is what dishes can I make that includes turmeric? The limit is only your imagination, but to get you started, here’s one of our favourite recipes at the moment. Pork is a great dish for any occasion and infusing it with turmeric only makes it better.

Serve with your favourite vegetables and it will be sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

• 1 ¼ pounds of pork, cut into 4 pieces

• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

• 1 ½ teaspoons of turmeric powder

• 1 ½ cup of plain yogurt

• ¼ cup of honey

• 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil

• Salt and pepper

• 2 tablespoons of chopped chives

• Assorted vegetables (Any veg will work for this recipe, although we personally recommend a combination of carrots and beetroot)

• Resealable cooking bags

Method

1) Start by pounding the pork until all the pieces are all about a ¼ inch thick. Season with salt and pepper and set to one side.

2) Next, you want to make the mix for your pork. In a bowl, blend together the garlic, turmeric, yoghurt, honey and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. You can do this by hand, although using an electric whisk can help speed up the process.

3) Add both the pork pieces and the yogurt mix to your cooking bags and seal. Move the bag around a bit to ensure all the pork is fully coated in the mix, then set aside for at least 10 minutes. For a true taste experience, you can leave the pork to marinade overnight before continuing.

4) Once the pork is marinated, heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan over a medium-high heat. Once heated, add two of the four pieces to the pan. Cook for roughly two minutes each side, ensuring the meat is cooked thoroughly throughout before removing from the pan. Place the pork pieces on a platter and set aside.

5) Wipe out the pan and add the remaining vegetable oil and marinated pork. Again, cook for roughly two minutes each side, but ensure the meat is cooked all the way through.

6) Regardless of the vegetables you’re using, boil them until they just start turning soft then remove them from the pot. In a small bowl, season the vegetables with the chives, olive oil and remaining lemon juice.

7) Serve the pork onto plates and sprinkle the seasoned vegetables over the top. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and serve with a bit of side salad.