Hoisin Pork and Peach Salad

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Photography Andy Arnfield – The Gourmet Grocer

Who doesn’t love hoisin sauce,  Hoisin sauce is, a thick pungent sauce, commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as a dipping sauce. It is darkly colored in appearance and sweet and salty in taste. Although regional variants exist, hoisin sauce usually includes soy beans, red chillies and garlic. Vinegar, Chinese five spice and sugar are also commonly added. (Wikipedia)

I try to use it in as many dishes as possible.  The sweet tangy flavour of this sauce goes with most meats but pork has got to be my favourite, this recipe is so easy and a delicious midweek meal

Oven preheated at 200 C

Serves 4

800 g of pork neck, cut into 4 strips
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 cm piece of ginger, grated
4 tbs of hoisin sauce
2 tbs of light soy
1 tbs of Chinese cooking wine
1 tsp of sesame oil
2 tbs of honey

Salad

2 long red chillies cut into thin slices lengthways
300g pea shoots
2 ripe peaches sliced
100g baby spinach leaves
Bunch of coriander leaves
2 cups mint leaves
White sesame seeds to garnish

Salad Dressing;
4 tbs of light soy
4 tbs of mirin
2 tsp of sesame oil
1/2 tsp of white pepper

Place strips of pork into a ziplock bag with all the marinating ingredients and pop into the fridge for an hour or two.

Place marinated pork pieces onto an oven tray and cook in the pre heated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, basting with the marinade from time to time.  Rest for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.

Arrange salad ingredients and top with the pork and the salad dressing. Garnish with the sesame seeds and add a wedge of lime, for your guests to squeeze over.

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