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Spicy Pork Arrabiata


  • 1/2 lb spaghetti

  • 4 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 bulb garlic, peeled

  • 1 lb pork, 2-inch cuts

  • 1 cup mirin

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce

  • 1 small yellow onion

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

  • 2 tsp sugar


  1. Braising the pork - pour boiling water over the pork & clean it in cold water. Put it in a pot with 1 cup mirin, 2 cups water, 2 tbsp light soy sauce & 1 tbsp sugar, and braise for 1.5hr. Add diced canned whole tomatoes & sauce, diced yellow onions, and braise for a further 1/2hr.

  2. Prepare the spaghetti - add some salt & oil to the water and boil the spaghetti according to timing instructions & drain in a colander.

  3. Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to a hot pan over medium heat. Throw in pepper flakes, garlic, and onions and stir. Add in white wine (or chicken broth) and whisk to deglaze the bottom of the pan.

  4. Cook until the liquid reduces by half. Add the crushed tomatoes and seasoning and combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

  5. Combine the pork, pasta, and sauce and serve. Enjoy!

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