Asian Pork Recipes

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Pork is a delicious type of meat and that’s why it’s great for experimenting in your kitchen. Don’t just stick to the usual Christmas pork roast – instead try one of these delicious Asian pork recipes. We’ve included a Japanese Ginger Pork Stir-fry and a Crispy Chinese Pork Roast.

Crispy Chinese Pork Roast

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 1.3kg piece boned pork belly, skin on and scored
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Small knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped

Method:

  1. Rub the pork with five-spice and sea salt and leave it to sit in the fridge overnight.
  2. Heat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius and lay the pork on a rack over a roasting tray, skin side up.
  3. Roast for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 180 degrees Celsius fan forced.
  4. Continue cooking for one and a half hours at this temperature before checking the skin.
  5. If the skin is crisp, continue cooking for another 30 minutes at the same temperature. If it isn’t yet crispy, cook on 220 degrees Celsius for the remaining 30 minutes.
  6. Combine the soy sauce, ginger, chilli sauce and spring onion with 2 tablespoons of water to prepare the dipping sauce.
  7. Remove the pork from the oven and cut into small pieces to serve with the sauce. This Crispy Chinese Pork Roast is also delicious with rice and steamed greens.

Japanese Chilli Ginger Pork Stir-fry

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 450grams hokkien noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 400 gram pork fillet, thinly sliced
  • 2 brown onions, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4cm knob of ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch bok choy
  • 1/3 cup chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 100 grams toasted cashew nuts
  • 1 bunch Thai basil leaves

Method:

  1. Cook hokkien noodles according to the packet. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil over high heat in a wok and add the pork, onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown all over. Remove from the wok.
  3. Add the capsicum to the wok and cook until tender.
  4. Add the pork mixture, noodles, bok choy, chilli paste, soy sauce and cashew nuts. Cook for another 2 or 3 minutes before removing from the heat.
  5. Add the basil and toss before serving.

So there you have two delicious Asian pork recipes – Crispy Chinese Pork Roast and Japanese Chilli Ginger Pork Stir-fry.  Try these recipes for a new and exciting dinner time meal – you and the kids will love them.

The Chinese Pork Roast Recipe is courtesy of Taste.com.au


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