Gung Hay Fat Choi! Try our recipe for Asian pulled pork with noodles
Gung Hay Fat Choi! This Chinese New Year we’re sharing our recipe for delicious Asian pulled pork with noodles, so you can celebrate this special time with a feast for all the family.
This year is the year of the Ox; if you were born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 or 2021, your Chinese Zodiac sign is an Ox.
1 kg (2lb 4oz) pork shoulder joint,
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
2 tbsp tamari or dark soy sauce
Finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
1 sprig sage
1 sprig thyme
For the noodles:
1 x 225g pack ready-to-use udon noodles
1 bunch spring onions, sliced
1/2 Chinese leaf cabbage, shredded
2 bok choi or pak choi, thinly sliced
5cm (2 inch) daikon, thinly sliced
1 leek, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
Preheat the oven to 190ºC, fan oven 170ºC, Gas Mark 5. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
- Heat the olive oil in a heavy-duty roasting pan placed over a high heat. Add the garlic, celery, carrot, onion, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Sauté for a few minutes, then push to one side and add the pork, skin side down. Cook for a few minutes until golden, then turn over and repeat. Add the soy sauce, lemon zest and herbs.
- Cover the roasting pan with foil, then roast for at least 1 – 1/2 hours. The pork must be tender enough to pull apart into bite-sized pieces (hence the name)
- Prepare the noodles according to pack instructions, then simply combine with all the vegetables.
CHEF’S TIP: For a delicious dressing combine 4 tbsp pork juices with 2 tsbp each of clear honey, sesame oil and lime juice, with 1 tsbp fish sauce and 1 tsp chopped chilli.
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