Crispy pork neck with chilli jam and green beans
Shrimp paste is available from Asian grocery stores, or look for it in the Asian section of the supermarket.
This is a fabulous chilli paste. Make up a double batch and serve it on steamed fish, or chicken, or toss it through your favourite vegetables.

Prep 10 minutes
Serves 4
Cooking 30 minutes

½ cup peanut oil, plus extra for frying
6 long red chillies, chopped, plus extra to serve
1 large red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, bruised
2 tsp shrimp paste
3 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup lime juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
650g pork neck, trimmed and cubed
½ cup plain flour
1 Tbsp sesame oil
500g green beans, trimmed
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
Steamed rice to serve
Green onions ( the long green ones ) sliced to serve

1 Preheat oven to 180°c or 160°c Fan forced. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
2 In a frypan, add peanut oil over high heat. Fry chillies, onion, garlic, shrimp paste and ginger for 1-2 minutes till crisp. Transfer to a food processor. Process till a thick paste with sugar, juice and soy.
3 Toss pork neck in flour, shaking off excess. Heat extra peanut oil in a large saucepan or wok. Cook pork neck in batches for 3-4 minutes till crispy. Drain on paper towel.
4 Toss pork in chilli paste and transfer to tray. Bake for 10 -12 minutes till sauce is sticky, turning to coat.
5Heat frypan with sesame oil and stir fry beans for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with seeds. Serve pork with beans and rice, green onion and extra chilli.

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I love this pumpkin soup, as its really a veg soup with lots of pumpkin… and my kids dont know they are eating all that goodness.
I make this amount and freeze it in the winter months, so I have a ready made meal on hand for those nights when its all just too hard to cook. If you want that professsional swirl of the sour cream, mix it with a little bit of milk, that way its the same consistency as the soup and will swirl much easier.
My secret ingredient here is a small amount of brown sugar, it really lifts the flavour of the pumpkin and gives it hero status.

Pumpkin soup
Prep time 10 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes
Serves 6-8

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 x onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1.5 kg butternut pumpkin , chopped and peeled
1 medium potato, peeled roughly chopped
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
1 Tbsp brown sugar
6 cups chicken stock
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp chopped parsley to serve
¼ cup sour light cream, stirred till smooth
Soy and linseed bread, sliced to serve

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 1-2 minutes, add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
2. Add pumpkin, potatoes, carrot, celery, brown sugar and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 35-40 minutes or till potatoes are tender.
3. Puree soup with a hand blender or in a food processor till smooth and thick. Season with salt & pepper, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle of parsley and a swirl of sour cream serve.

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