Colombo Pork

Colombo Pork


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This is a tasty pork stew using the Caribbean Colombo spice mix which is similar to a curry powder. Serve with rice and vegetables.


Serves: 6 

  • 1kg pork, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ chilli, diced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 chives, diced
  • 4 fresh parsley sprigs, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pinch fennel powder, to taste
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 pinch coriander powder, to taste
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • 1 eggplant, cubed
  • 2 zucchinis, cubed
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons colombo spice mix
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:2hours35min 

  1. Put the pork in a bowl with half of the garlic, chilli, vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Sauté chives, remaining garlic, parsley, onion, fennel, thyme and coriander for 5 minutes. Add pork, mango, eggplant, zucchini, potatoes and colombo. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add just enough water to cover the meat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring from time to time. Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately.

Colombo Spice Mix

Colombo is a mix of Caribbean spices containing turmeric, cumin, coriander, mustard, ginger, fenugreek, cloves, pepper and saffron. You can use a similar similar curry powder in its place.

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Hi beannsw, your best bet for Colombo Powder would be a specialty spice /ingredients shop or instead, to use a similar tasting curry powder as explained in the footnote. Thanks! - 28 Feb 2011


I was just wondering if you're based in AU and if so, where do you get the Colombo spice? Thanks! - 27 Feb 2011

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