On the menu

Recipe of the week: spicy pork with peanuts by Kwoklyn Wan

This dish is inspired by the nutty spice of the much-loved satay

Inspired by the nutty spice of the much-loved satay, I use whole peanuts to bring a new level of creamy crunch to this dish, says Kwoklyn Wan.

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 250g-300g lean pork loin steak, cut into strips (or use stir-fry strips) 
  • 1 tsp garlic purée 
  • 1 tsp ginger purée 
  • 3 whole dried chillies, halved lengthways 
  • 80g unsalted peanuts 
  • drizzle of sesame oil 
For the sauce
  • 60ml chicken stock 
  • 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine (Shaoxing wine) 
  • ½ tbsp oyster sauce 
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce 
  • 2 tsp sugar 
  • ½ tsp cornflour (cornstarch) 
  • pinch of white pepper
Method 
  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, mix well and set to one side. 
  • Place a wok over a high heat, add the vegetable oil and fry the pork strips for 1-2 minutes, stirring regularly to ensure even cooking and browning.
  • Next add the garlic and ginger purées, chillies and peanuts and stir-fry for 1 minute. 
  • Give your sauce mix a stir and add to the wok, bringing it all to the boil and cooking for a further 1-2 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with sesame oil. 
  • Serve the spicy pork as it is or with rice.
Taken from 10-Minute Chinese Takeaway by Kwoklyn Wan

Taken from 10-Minute Chinese Takeaway by Kwoklyn Wan, published by Quadrille at £16. To buy from The Week Bookshop for £12.99, call 020-3176 3835 or visit theweekbookshop.co.uk.

Recommended

A weekend in Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne Bridge and the River Tyne in Newcastle
The big trip

A weekend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Properties of the week: dreamy Italian homes for under €1m
Six gorgeous homes
The wish list

Properties of the week: dreamy Italian homes for under €1m

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage
Long table of men at Nato summit
In Depth

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage

Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?
Students protest anti-abortion measures
Talking point

Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?

Popular articles

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s missing agent?
Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice
Profile

Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s missing agent?

The Week Footer Banner