Gung Hay Fat Choi! Try our recipe for Asian pulled pork with noodles

Feb 11, 2021
Posted in: Food & Drink   Posted by: Natalie

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,
rind removed
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

  • Method:
    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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