Saturday, May 15, 2010

Passion for Pork - Oriental Style

We had lunch with my MIL and her Canadian rellies today, who are over visiting from Quebec and I was telling them about the lovely pork from Bord Bia and my recipes so far. Because we had a fairly big lunch, I wanted to cook something light for dinner. Pork is perfect for Chinese or Thai dishes and I had some Pak Choi in the fridge that needed to be used, so I though I'd do a Hoisin Pork.

Lovely idea in principle, but when I checked my store cupboard, the Hoisin sauce was nowhere to be seen... so it was time for a substitution.

Sticky Stirfried Pork with Pak Choi

3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce (I used M&S Sweet Chili & Mango sauce as I rather like it)

Other Ingredients
350g lean pork
1 onion, thinly sliced
150g mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 heads of Pak Choi, sliced on the diagonal into 2cm pieces
2 Spring Onions, shredded
Lime wedges

Slice the pork into thin strips and soak in the marinade for at least 20 minutes (overnight is great if you can plan ahead).
Prepare all of your veggies and have them ready to go.
Heat a wok until smoking hot, add a drop of oil/spray oil and add the pork. Cook until almost white.
Add the onions & mushrooms and stirfry for 2 minutes
Add the Pak Choi and cook until wilted.
Sprinkle the Spring Onions over the stirfry and serve with noodles or rice and the wedge of lime.
It is very light and fragrant, and relatively healthy... if you're in WW, I'd give this about 9 points max!

The Pork getting ready for its marinade bath

My very organised Mise en Place!

The finished dish

1 comment:

  1. This looks so tasty. No decent Chinese restaurant here so we really miss the old take-aways! Will definitely give this a go sometime.