The first meal on the list was a very simple Sesame and Ginger Pork Stir-Fry which was full of flavour and took less than twenty minutes to reach the table.
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, plus extra to serve
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced
- 250g pork steak, sliced thinly
- 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 150g mixed Chinese stir-fry vegetables
- Medium egg noodles
- Mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger in a shallow dish. Add the pork to the marinade and season with black pepper. Toss together and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Heat a wok and toast the sesame seeds (There's no need for oil) for a few minutes until coloured and fragrant. Remove from the wok and set aside.
- Lift the pork from the marinade and add to the hot wok. Sear the pork until browned all over. Remove from the wok and set aside.
- Add the vegetable to the wok, pour over the remaining marinade and stir-fry everything together for 3 minutes. Return the pork to the wok , continue to stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Cook the egg noodles in boiling water for about 2 minutes, until tender. Drain the noodle before adding a splash of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil.
All of the ingredients for this stir-fry are things that I would normally have in the fridge, which is just as well as dinner was delicious, and I expect to see it on the menu again in the coming weeks.