Sticky pork

Sticky pork

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A low-fat fave, this pork can be left overnight or cooked to go, don't let on how simple it is and impress your friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal165
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.56g
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  • 500g piece pork fillet

For the marinade

  • 4 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…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • large knob of root ginger, finely grated


  1. Tip all the marinade ingredients into a shallow dish and stir to combine. Coat the pork in the marinade and, if you have time, leave for 1 hr or even better overnight. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  2. Heat an ovenproof pan and take the pork out of the marinade. Brown on all sides, then baste over the rest of the marinade and roast the pork for 20 mins until cooked all the way through, basting with its juices every 5 mins or so. Serve the pork sliced with rice and your favourite steamed greens.

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Comments (56)

julialallan's picture

This is a great easy recipe. I used a huge piece of pork tenderloin, it's such a good value cut of meat so I'm always looking for new recipes. The marinade is delicious, I used half a big orange as I was worried about it being overpowering and it was still very orangy. The pork was lovely and moist, you have to be really careful not to overcook it so it doesn't become dry, it would totally ruin the dish. Will certainly make this again, everyone enjoyed it.

josephina86's picture

I tweaked the recipe a little by adding Chinese five spice, and also put some flour in the sauce as others suggested to thicken it. However, it was VERY orangey. I mean, if you had a fork with some rice and veg on it too it wasn't too bad, but if like my boyfriend you eat each thing on the plate one at a time it was overpowering. I did marinate mine for a night and a day though, maybe too long? It was edible and different, and I like the pork fillet cut, but maybe do something else with it.

shazomatic's picture

This wasn't for us, too sweet and orangey unfortunately. My family grumbling about what I cook is pretty much unheard of but this got a unanimous thumbs down. Even I wasn't keen, though on the plus side it was certainly quick and fuss free to prepare :-(

nityaboora's picture

make this all the time!! prefer to use lime juice instead of orange though, and adding a tbs of peanut butter works really well too

lesley1142's picture

Just made this and served it with potatoes, green beans and wild rice. I marinated it for 2 hours but found I needed to cook it for 35 mins. I loved it but my husband found the sauce too orangey for him (I only used the juice too!) so even though I liked it, I won't be making it again.

stephski86's picture

A firm favourite of me and my partner's. We cook this quite regularly (minus the ginger as I dont like it) as we usually have these ingredients in the cupboard. Very quick and easy (if you prepare the marinade in advance) and always enjoyed.

claregarrood1's picture

i thought this recipe was beautiul! i sliced the pork up before i added it to the marinade, i also made double the sauce and added a tad extra honey and halved the ginger due to making it for 2 small children! a little cornflour to thicken and it worked wonders! :)

stew-c's picture

Tried this recipe last night,will make it again but will make more sauce and will make it more"sticky", add some cornflour perhaps.
Will try it with some duck breast another time

shoesandfood's picture

Unfortunately this wasn't a dish that any of us enjoyed, the flavour was bizzare so we won't be trying this again!

hannah89's picture

I found this very disappointing, my marinade didn't seem to coat the pork as thick as in the picture and I followed it exactly. Found it bland over all and the only savour of the meal was the egg fried rice i made with it!

Tracey.'s picture

Pork was lovely.....but would make with noddles and stirfry veg instead of rice would make again.

sookynook's picture

I made this for my mum and sister, served with rice, brocolli and cauliflower - they adored it. Mum said it was the most tender pork she'd ever tasted, which I think the marinading played a big part in. I personally wasnt too keen on the taste to be honest, but it went down a treat with them :)

clachers's picture

I really liked this one, very tasty and so easy!

ccraig86's picture

The flavours didn't gel very well for me. The pork was very tender.

rahall's picture

Wow, me andthe future Mrs loved this dish. Really tasty. Didnt have an orange so used some fresh oranje juice, worked fine. Served with healthy egg fried brown rice with peas and spring onion and stir fried chilli and garlic pak choi from the garden(dead easy to grow in pots). Highly recommened this dish and will be making this again. If you dont like orange give pineapple/apple juice a go, thats my next experiment.

rosenstielj's picture

Worked very well using pork fillet. Marinade very tasty and helped moisten the rice served with it. Steamed marrow an excellent vegetable to serve with it.

Much enjoyed by my brother who lectures in hotel catering in Canada, on his recent visit home.

georginakonyves's picture

Very nice and tasty. The pork also took much longer than 20 minutes for me as well and our oven usually cooks food quicker than recipes suggest.

martinrlfc's picture

This was OK. I am not a big orange fan so in theory i should have omitted the orange or at least reduced the flavour. I found the marinade very easy to make and i probably would try this again but as previously said i would reduce the orange juise and zest to half amounts.

smiley-nat's picture

The pork was lovely and tender but unfortunately the marinade / sauce tasted awful. Don't think I'll be making this again. It was easy and quick to make on the plus side though.

crcfle's picture

Nice and easy dish to make. Have made it a couple of times now. Pork fillet is best, but worked well with boneless chops. Found I had to reduce the marinade aftercooking the pork in the end to turn it sticky, and also added chopped fresh corriander at the last minute, really makes a diffrence. The marinade makes the pork extra tender , the longer you leave it.


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