Chinese pork one-pot

Chinese pork one-pot

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Easy

Serves 4
A fast soup with an oriental twist that'll win over friends and family

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal149
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.61g
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Ingredients

  • 400g pork tenderloin, cut into long thin strips
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • large knob of ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 200g pack baby leaf green quartered
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • bunch spring onions, whites and greens sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

Method

  1. Tip all the ingredients, except the spring onion greens, into a large saucepan, put the lid on and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook, without boiling, for about 8 mins, until the pork has changed colour and the greens are cooked, but still a bit crunchy. Ladle into bowls, scatter with the spring onion and serve with boiled rice or noodles on the side.

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Comments (15)

oompaloompaasian's picture

Found this recipe a bit plain, so I added some fish sauce, oyster sauce and white pepper (and more chillies for those who are up for it). It's amazing now. Truly asian!

annabelinda79's picture
3

Had this for dinner this evening, it was ok but not what I was expecting. I might try chicken next time as I think it could work better but I am not in a hurry to make it again.

amie_dee's picture
4

Simple and delicious. Makes a nice lunch time winter warmer!

imogenrose56's picture
5

I love this dish! It's super simple and I had it with egg noodles. Can make variants of it with chicken/different vegetables. This recipe is a keeper!

julesthenorweegie's picture
4

Delicious!
I made this last night, it made a really good noodle soup, and the mix was just as tasty on it's own too. It had a really nice combination of oriental flavours. I might try and replace the green leaves for bamboo shoots, sweetcorn, beansprouts, carrot etc. in the future though, but I will definitely make it again, and again...and again. I used it with That seven-spice instead of five-spice, because I didn't have the latter, and it worked out nicely
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drmarcus's picture
5

Good, simple recipe which I see as a base; I added more ingredients to suit my tastes such as lemongrass. But perfect, quick and easy in the original format too.

mia-mia's picture
4

I made this using chicken instead of pork as that's what I had in. I also added noodles into the pot and a splash of fish sauce. Thought it was simple, filling and tasty. A good quick meal to whip up in a hurry. Next time I'll use pork as I think it goes well with five spice, and will probably add more vegetables.

kiwihomechef's picture
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Tried it, but it didn't really work for us - the smells combined weren't the nicest. It didn't taste too bad, but there are many other tasty recipes on this site to try instead.

scottlogan's picture

Added a Tbsp of oyster sauce instead of soy sauce tasted really nice, yum yum.

aimwah24's picture
5

Delicious! Added more water and soy than suggested and smidge less of the 5 spice but that was to my taste. Will definitley make it again with the addition of noodles, slurp slurp!

schiffer's picture
5

I adore this recipe. It is one of my all-time faves. I add garlic to it too, and sometimes a handful of beansprouts at the very very end.

(And to be honest I add WAY more soy sauce, but I don't recommend it since my salt tolerance is insane!)

donfol's picture
1

Followed recipe but have to say this is the worst thing to have ever come out of my kitchen !
Awful, dreadful, horrid...everyone hated it !

pewter's picture
1

followed measures but just so salty - horrid

sarahcockerill's picture
3

I also tried it with noodles but with 2 tsp of five spice and enjoyed it. Cooking for 8 minutes is probably the maximum time needed, the pork was a bit overcooked so I'd do it for a slightly shorter time.

alexandraswift's picture
5

Delicious, used only one and a half teaspoons of five spice powder and that was plenty also cooked noodles in with it, will definately make again.

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Tips (1)

keithwms's picture
2.5

This is quite bland, but it's easy and fast.

I would suggest making pork bone broth ahead of time, and use that as the base. Also consider adding a bit of cumin.

I peeled in some carrots, that helps sweeten it a bit. Mushrooms add some earthiness. I also garnished with fresh cilantro, which gives it a fresh finish. Some bean sprouts added at the last moment would give it some fresh crunch.

It's *critical* not to overcook the greens! The time is correct, you really don't; want to overcook this or you just get green slime.