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Sweet soy & sesame pork stir fry

Sweet soy & sesame pork stir fry

Ketjap manis is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce which works brilliantly with pork. If you can’t find it, hoisin sauce will work brilliantly too – use the same amount but don’t drizzle it over at the end.

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HealthyHigh protein1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 500g pack Essential British Pork Mince 8% Fat
  • 1 head Chinese leaf, shredded
  • 1 bunch salad onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 clove/s garlic, crushed
  • 5 cm piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 6 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Ketjap Manis, plus 2 tbsp for drizzling
  • 2 x 300g Amoy Straight to Wok Udon Thick Noodles


  1. Toast the sesame seeds for 2-3 minutes in a large wok, stirring often, until golden. Tip onto a plate and wipe out the pan. Put the wok over a high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil, then season the pork with salt and add to the pan. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until browned throughout, then remove from the pan.

  2. Add the remaining oil, the Chinese leaf and salad onion whites, then stir fry for 2-3 minutes until the cabbage is coloured and softening.

  3. Return the pork to the pan with the garlic and ginger and stir until sizzling loudly. Add the ketjap manis and the noodles, then stir fry for 5-6 minutes until everything is piping hot, coated in sauce and any water released has sizzled off. The pork should be cooked through with no pink meat.

  4. Stir through most of the sesame seeds, reserving some to serve, then divide the stir fry between bowls. Scatter with the salad onion greens, the leftover sesame seeds and a drizzle of ketjap manis. Serve immediately.

Cook’s tip

If you have toasted sesame oil in the cupboard, add a little drizzle to each serving before you eat, for a really rounded sesame flavour.

Leftover roast pork from a Sunday roast? Use in place of the mince by cutting it into thin strips. Fry it with the Chinese leaf and salad onions. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,265kJ/ 539kcals



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