Sweet Plum and Five-Spice Pork

Amah's Kitchen

Pork & Bok Choy

Sweet Plum and Five-Spice Pork

Here’s an easy recipe that’s full of flavour. You could replace the pak choy with any other leafy greens. The beauty of this dish is its simplicity.

Serves 2


½ tablespoon vegetable oil

2 pork cutlets, trimmed

2 tablespoons plum jam

¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 garlic clove, crushed

¼ cup chicken stock

2 pak choy, trimmed

Steamed Jasmine rice and fresh coriander leaves, to serve

  1. Cook the pork cutlets in a pan on medium heat in oil for 4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  2. Add jam, five spice, ginger, garlic and half the stock to pan. Cook, stirring, until jam has melted.
  3. Add the remaining stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Return pork to pan. Cook, turning for 1 to 2 minutes to coat.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Meanwhile, place pak choy in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 teaspoons cold water. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until just tender. Drain and season.
  8. Divide rice between plates. Top with pork and drizzle with sauce. Serve with pak choy and sprinkle with coriander.
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