Warm Chinese Pork Salad


Warm Chinese Pork Salad  

The marinade only takes a few minutes to put together, and if you have the time, make it the night before or in the morning and let the pork marinate all day.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 14 minutes
Total time: 24 minutes
Serve: 4


  • 800 g pork fillet (2 large fillets)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • ½ tablespoon five-spice powder
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry or
    Chinese wine
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 250 g snow peas, lightly steamed
  • 2 handfuls bean shoots
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped


1 Preheat oven to 180C.

2 Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Cut fillets in half so you have thin and thick pieces, and add to marinade. Toss to coat and marinate for 2 hours or more, but if in a hurry don’t worry.

3 Drain pork well and keep the marinade aside. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over medium–high heat, cook pork for 2 minutes each side. Transfer to a tray and place in the oven for 8–10 minutes (thin pieces may need only 8 minutes while thick pieces may need 10 minutes). The pork is perfect if it is still slightly pink. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

4 To make a warm sauce add remaining marinade to frying pan, bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes.

5 In a salad bowl, mix the vinegar and sesame oil together. Add snow peas, bean shoots, spring onion and coriander leaves, and toss together. Serve with sliced pork drizzled with warm sauce.

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As published in Peninsula Kids – Autumn 2017


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