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FIVE SPICE GINGER HONEY PORK WITH GREEN BEANS

FIVE SPICE GINGER HONEY PORK WITH GREEN BEANS

  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Buy a good soy sauce. Cheap ones have a lot of water, and the consistency of the sauce is just not the same.

Add all liquid ingredients around the outer part of the wok towards the center. This way, they will reach the middle very hot, and not lower the temperature of whatever you're cooking.


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Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1 pound 450g pork tenderloin, clean and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 2 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 2 Tbs chinese rice wine
  • 2 teaspoons chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

For the wok:

  • 4 Tbs canola oil
  • ½ pound green beans
  • 1 small turnip (peeled, sliced and roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper (optional))
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • Sesame seeds (to garnish)
  • Chopped chives (for garnish)
  • White rice (for serving (optional))

Instructions

For the marinde:

  1. In a glass bowl, mix pork with cornmeal.
  2. Add the rest of the marinade ingredients, mix well, cover and let marinade for 30 minutes at room temperature, stirring once. You can leave it up to a day marinating in the fridge.
  3. Meanwhile, wash the green beans, see if any side filaments need to be removed, and cook them in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with ice water so they don't loose their color. Reserve.

For the wok:

  1. Heat the wok over medium flame for a few minutes.
  2. Add the canola oil and the pork (without liquid), and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, some parts will still be pink. Transfer to a plate or bowl and reserve.
  3. Add the green beans and turnips if using, to the same wok. Cook them for 1 or 2 minutes and transfer the pork back into the wok. Add honey, soy sauce and sesame oil, always around the sides of the wok and cook until the pork is almost done. Check for salt and pepper, adjust seasoning, and cook for another minute.
  4. Transfer to serving bowls, sprinkle with sesame seeds and chives and serve.