Leftover pork dish number 2: Chinese Pineapple Pork with Vegetable Noodles

This left-over recipe is a classic example of saving the best till last, need I say anymore…..Image

For the pork

–          150g leftover pork

–          2 tsp rice vinegar

–          1 tsp light soy sauce

–          1 tsp tahini paste

–          2 tsp cornflour

–          1 onion, finely sliced

–          1 tbsp walnut oil

–          2 cloves finely chopped garlic

–          1 thumbsize piece of ginger, finely grated

–          1 red chilli, finely sliced

–          150g fresh or tinned pineapple, chopped. And the juices

–          1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

–          1 tbsp dark soy sauce

For the noodles

–          125g fine egg noodles

–          1 tbsp sesame oil or Chinese stir fry oil

–          2 baby leeks, finely chopped

–          2 baby courgette, finely chopped

–          fresh coriander sprigs, to serve

Serves 2

For the pork, mix together the pork pieces, light soy sauce, rice vinegar, tahini paste, 1 tbsp of the pineapple juices and the cornflour in a bowl until the mixture is well combined and the pork pieces are completely coated.  Set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Heat the walnut oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat until it is smoking. Add the onion and fry for a few minutes until soft.

Add the chopped garlic, the chilli and the ginger and stir fry for 15-20 seconds, or until golden-brown.

Add the marinated pork and continue to stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the chopped pineapple, chopped coriander, dark soy sauce and pineapple juice, and stir fry for a further 3-4 minutes.

For the noodles, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.

In another fan, fry the vegetables in the stir fry oil for 3-4 minutes.  Add the noodles and mix until warmed thorough and well combined.

To serve, divide the noodles evenly among two serving plates and place the pork alongside. Garnish with fresh coriander.

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