Lemon & chilli sesame pork with mangetout

Lemon & chilli sesame pork with mangetout

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Don't be scared of a little chilli, this dish by Gary Rhodes has the perfect amount of kick to complement the citrus twang of the lemon

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
-
protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 100g sesame seeds
  • olive oil, for cooking
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 medium red chillies, halved and deseeded and very thinly sliced
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 350g pork fillets, or loin, sliced into thin strips
  • knob of butter
  • trickle sesame oil (optional)
  • 100g mange tout

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Method

  1. To pre-cook the mangetout, snap away and discard the tops, then plunge into rapidly boiling salted water for 1 min before draining and keeping to one side. Heat a wok or frying pan, add the sesame seeds and ‘toast’ until golden brown. Spoon into a bowl and leave to one side.
  2. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan and fry the shallots, chilli and lemon zest over a medium heat for a few mins until the shallots just begin to soften. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Increase the heat in the pan, add the pork and fry for just a few mins until the pork is golden brown. Stir in the mangetout, sesame seeds, butter and lemon juice (using just half if it’s a particularly juicy fruit). Finish with a trickle of sesame oil, if using.
Recipe taken from gary rhodes time to eat, from michael joseph

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007

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JennieCourage's picture
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I've just had this with my boyfriend for dinner. He's still picking sesame seeds out of his teeth. Far too many sesame seeds and very dry. Such a shame because nice ingredients.

AJHardy's picture

We have just had this for dinner, it was lovely. I only used about 15g of sesame seeds, with the sesame oil added it didn't need any more.

amandapepper's picture
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I made this with chicken instead of pork as preferred by one of my children. t was easy and liked by all.

lou_rayment's picture
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Easy to make and tasted good - although perhaps needed a bit more kick. I cut down on the amount of sesame seeds used in the recipe - 100g is a lot!

eleanormayo's picture
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Yummy, I had a stinking cold so added some fresh ginger and garlic to up the ante and also a splash of soy sauce - tasty freah and healthy.

lauren_ricci's picture
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To make this 5 stars I omitted the lemon and added finely chopped garlic, half a chilli, pinch of brown sugar and soy sauce. Used 1 tsp of seeds. I also added broccoli and pak choi to up the veg count. I used pork left over from sunday roast cut into thin strips. Also used groundnut oil instead of butter. Basically I changed the whole recipe....but hey that's the whole idea of BBC Good Food...being inventive! Served with sticky jasmine rice.

bimbobaby's picture
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This was delicious. Very similar to another sitr fry recipe on here.
served with rice & a spud. Was worried there was no sauce but with the flavours coming through as they do you don't really need it. Will be making again. So nice!

valharris's picture
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We enjoyed this, used chicken inplace of the pork which worked well. Used less sesame seeds after realising 100gms equalles 2 jars ! Added ready cooked noodles for speed. Will become one of my regular weekday meals.

melanieday's picture

This recipies was nice but not as tasty as I was expecting.

I only added 10g of sesame seeds and that was just enough.

kellyfinn1's picture
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Loved this recipe and also cut down on the sesame seeds to 10g. Definitely a winner.

michaelandlaura's picture
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We used 10g of sesame seeds, figured it was a typo!
This seems to be the perfect amount!
Really yummy though!

elliesmith01's picture

That is a lot of sesame seeds! - its a typo...in the magazine it says 2 tsp of sesame seeds.

teresam's picture
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I found the same thing with the sesame seeds but other than that this was a really tasty dish.

cwal10's picture
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Really tasty dish. Agree that sesame seeds were excessive and cut them down as well. Really easy and quick dish will be making again

carol1's picture
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Made this tonight. Also added ginger and the sesame seeds did seem a lot. But overall very nice dish

sandrasharkey's picture

We made this with the ginger suggested above. Great recipe overall, but the amount of sesame seeds seemed excessive and we cut this down considerably - with great results.

alicia91's picture
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this was a great recipe! so simple and tasty!! cant wait to cook it again

newby004's picture

I would like to make this receipe with chicken

debiii's picture
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This was a good way to use pork. I added some shredded fresh ginger which I think went well with the lemon and chilli.

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