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Five-spice ginger pork

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Chinese five-spice is usually a blend of cinnamon, star anise, cloves, fennel and pepper. Combined with fresh ginger it gives amazing flavour to pork but use it sparingly as it is very strong.

Ingredients

Soy sauce

2 tbs

Honey

1 tbs

Chinese five spice

1 tsp

Fresh ginger

1 tbs, finely grated

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Lean pork fillet

450 g, (buy 500g)

Soba noodles

160 g

Sunflower oil

1 tbs, or canola

Gai lan

1 bunch(es), cut into 5cm lengths

Oyster sauce

1 tbs

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, thinly sliced

Lime(s)

1 medium, wedges

Instructions

  1. Combine soy sauce, honey, five spice, ginger and garlic in a shallow dish. Add pork and turn to coat. Cover and place in fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Lightly spray a barbecue or chargrill with oil and preheat over medium-low heat. Cook pork, turning occasionally, for 15–18 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover pork with foil and set aside to rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare noodles following packet instructions or until just tender. Drain.
  4. Heat a wok over high heat. Add oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry gai lan for 1–2 minutes until just tender. Add oyster sauce and chilli and stir-fry until heated through. Serve pork with gai lan, noodles and lime wedges.

Notes

TIP: You can use a 500g packet of frozen stir-fry vegetable mix instead of gai lan.