gluten free pork w/five spices

gluten free pork w/five spices

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Allergy Fish, Soy
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Region Thai
From book The Ultimate Thai & Asian Cookbook
pork w/ 5 spices


  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. gluten free Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless pork spareribs, extra fat removed
  • 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 c. hot water
  • 2 Tbs. gluten free soy sauce (I use San-J Tamari)
  • 2 Tbs. Thai fish sauce
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 lime


I modified the following recipe from a cookbook I have to be gluten free, and I changed the quantities of a few ingredients to my liking.


1. Remove excessfat from pork; cut into 1/2" cubes. Set aside.
2. Cut stems off of cilantro. Dice stems. Chop remainder of cilantro and set aside.
3. In a wok or large pan over high heat, heat oil and saute garlic until golden brown.
4. Add in cilantro stems & five-spice powder, stir.
5. Add meat to pan, stirring to coat the meat evenly with the spice mixture; brown meat thoroughly.
6. Mix in tomatoes and hot water; bring to a boil.
7. Stir in tamari, fish sauce & sugar.
8. Reduce heat to simmer on medium heat and cover; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
9. Remove lid, and increase heat to high; allow to simmer until liquids are reduced by half.
10. Stir in cilantro, squeeze lime over and mix well. Serve with rice.