Recipe: Soy Pork with Asian Salad

24 Sep 2017

Looking for that perfect show-stopping dinner? Check out the recipe for this Soy Pork with Asian Salad. 


*Allow three hours marinading time


1 tablespoon brown sugar

80ml (1/3 cup) tamari

6 whole star anise

1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

8 (about 1.6kg) pork loin cutlets, excess fat trimmed

60ml (1/4 cup) water

1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 bunch gai choy, ends trimmed

1 bunch choy sum, ends trimmed

1/2 small Chinese cabbage, coarsely chopped

1 bunch green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally


  1. Combine sugar, 60ml (1/4 cup) of the tamari, star anise, ginger, vinegar and oil in a glass bowl. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and place in fridge for 3 hours to develop the flavours.
  2. Preheat oven to 220°C. Remove pork from marinade and place in a roasting pan. Reserve marinade. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until pork is brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside for 5 minutes to rest.
  3. Meanwhile, combine reserved marinade and water in the roasting pan and bring to the boil over high heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add the remaining tamari and stir until well combined. Remove from heat.
  4. Heat a wok over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until toasted. Transfer to a plate. Add the gai choy, choy sum, cabbage and green shallot to the wok and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until just wilted.
  5. Divide the Asian greens among serving plates and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Top with pork and serve drizzled with sauce.

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