Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sticky Pork with Asian Greens

The kids get excited about any dish that has the word "sticky" in it's name so there was no surprise that when they saw this on my menu planner for the week they were waiting with anticipation for dinner that night.

Concerned a little that this dish would be overpoweringly sweet I was pleasantly surprised by the balanced elements of the flavours. This was a impressive dish that we enjoy on it's own but squeezing the lime juice on it was nice also. It could be served with steamed rice (don't forget to add addition ProPoints for the rice).

Sticky Pork with Asian Greens
(recipe adapted from Women's Weekly Winter Favourites)

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 9

2 tablespoons hoi sin sauce
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry sherry
1 teaspoon five spice powder
3 cloves garlic, crushed
600 grams lean pork, diced
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
3 bunches baby bok choy
4 spring onions, cut into 4 cm lengths
1 lime, quartered

Place hoi sin sauce, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, five spice powder and Garlic in a large bowl, mix well. Add pork and toss to ensure pork is covered.

Steam or microwave broccoli until just tender.

Heat oil in a work, stir fry pork in batches, until browned all over.

Return pork to the work, stir fry until pork is cooked. Add bok choy and broccoli, stir fry unti boy choy is slightly wilted.

Remove from heat, stir in the onions.

Serve with lime wedges and steamed rice, if desired.

(click here for a printable version of the recipe)

1 comment:

Cate said...

Yum, I love a good sticky pork recipe!! Looks good.