Bella's 'big night in' sticky plum pork recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 589 calories / serving
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Even though the kids have left home, life hasn't slowed down for ‘Bella’ from our story. When it comes to entertaining at home, she doesn't need to think twice about which meal to make. A long-time favourite with the family, ‘Bella’s’ delicious sticky plum pork is perfect for a Friday night get-together with her friends, too.

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  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the pork, in batches, on both sides, until golden.
  2. Return all of the pork to the pan with the stir-fry sauce, star anise, chilli and two thirds of the ginger. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, until the pork is cooked through and the sauce is piping hot.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in a wok and stir-fry the spring onions, pak choi and the remaining ginger for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Cook the rice following the pack instructions and serve with the pork and pack choi.

Little help

An easy way to peel ginger is to scrape off the skin with the tip of a teaspoon – as it’s thin it will come away easily.


Use leftover ginger to flavour hot drinks. Add a few rounds of peeled and thickly sliced ginger to hot water with honey and lemon – great for soothing winter colds.

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home and view the full Food safety at home video.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 500g (1lb) pork fillet, cut into 12 slices
  • 2 x 180g packs plum and hoisin stir-fry sauce
  • 4 star anise
  • 1/2 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 6 spring onions, diagonally sliced
  • 1 x 250g pack pak choi, leaves separated
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 x 250g packs egg fried rice, to serve
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  • Energy 2469kj 589kcal 29%
  • Fat 22g 31%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 23g 25%
  • Salt 2.5g 42%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 62g Protein 35g Fibre 5g


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