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Five spice pork and mushroom stir-fry

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Five spice pork and mushroom stir-fry
Five spice pork and mushroom stir-fry
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Pork and mushrooms in a spicy Chinese stir-fry - a great, quick and tasty recipe if you're on the go and it's good for you!

Ingredients

  • 450g (1lb) pork loin steaks, fat trimmed and sliced
  • 3tbsp (45ml) oyster sauce
  • 30ml/2 tbsp corn flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp (30ml) groundnut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1in (2.5cm) piece root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1tsp (5ml) crushed dried chilli flakes
  • 2 carrots, cut into fine sticks
  • 175g (6oz) pak choy, washed and sliced
  • 200g (7oz) large flat white mushrooms, sliced
  • 150g (5oz) chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2tbsp (30ml) dark soy sauce
  • 2tbsp (30ml) rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2tsp (2.5ml) Chinese five spice powder
  • 300ml (1/2pt) chicken stock
  • 1tbsp (15ml) corn flour mixed with 2tbsp cold water
  • sliced spring onion to garnish

Lean pork is a good source of protein and B vitamins which are needed for the release of energy. The mushrooms also supply B vitamins as well as the antioxidant nutrient selenium, which is needed to protect the body cells against diseases such as cancer.

Method

  1. Mix the oyster sauce, cornflour and a little seasoning together in a bowl, add the pork and mix well. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat and add the groundnut oil. Add the pork and stir-fry for 3 - 4 mins until golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and chillies and stir fry for 30 secs. Add the carrots, pak hoy, and mushrooms and stir fry for 2 mins.
  3. Next add the soy, rice wine and chicken stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 min. Stir in the cornflour mixture and cook for a further 1 min, stirring until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle over the spring onions and serve with Jasmine rice.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 296(kcal)
  • Fat 11.2g
  • Saturates 2.9g
  • Sugars 4.5g
  • Salt g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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