This pork dish is healthy and quick to make, great for a weeknight dinner and it’s delicious. With a quick marinade in sake and ginger juice, the pork is tenderised and any meaty smells vanish.
The accompanying soba noodle salad can have any vegetable ingredients you like, but I love the crunch of the endamame. I keep a packet of frozen endamame in the freezer and throw it into salads often.
This recipe serves 2 but is easily adaptable for more.
- 300g piece of pork fillet
- 2 tsp sake (Japanese rice wine)
- 1 tsp ginger juice (squeeze juice out of grated ginger)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp sake (Japanese rice wine)
- 1 tbsp mirin
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 tbsp thinly sliced ginger
Soba Noodle Salad
- 100g Soba or buckwheat (Zaru soba) noodles
- 1/2 cup frozen Endamame cooked in microwave
- 1 Grated carrot
- 1/2 Thinly sliced yellow/red capsicum
- 1/2 cup bean shoots
- 1 red chilli finely chopped
- Dressing: 1 tablespoon Mirin, 1/2 sesame oil, 1/2 tsp vegetable oil, Lime juice
1. Marinated pork fillet in sake and ginger juice
2. Very thinly slice pork
3. Mix ginger sauce ingredients in a bowl.
4. Heat oil in a non-stick (preferred) frypan over medium high heat.
5. Pan fry the the pork, browning on both sides, then adding the sauce sauce, cooking for 2-3 minutes until cooked but tender. try to keep pork flat during this process, not like stir fry.
6. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions, drain then add salad ingredients and dress.
Serve pork with noodle salad and green salad on the side.