Five spice pork and mushroom stir-fry recipe

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serves: 4
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 296 kCal 15%
Fat 11.2g 16%
  -  Saturates 2.9g 15%
  -  of which Sugars 4.5g 5%
Salt Salt 3.2g 0%
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  • Pork and mushrooms in a spicy Chinese stir-fry – a great, quick and tasty recipe if you’re on the go and it’s good for you!


    • 450g (1lb) pork loin steaks, fat trimmed and sliced
    • 3tbsp (45ml) oyster sauce
    • 30ml/2 tbsp corn flour
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2tbsp (30ml) groundnut oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1in (2.5cm) piece root ginger, peeled and grated
    • 1tsp (5ml) crushed dried chilli flakes
    • 2 carrots, cut into fine sticks
    • 175g (6oz) pak choy, washed and sliced
    • 200g (7oz) large flat white mushrooms, sliced
    • 150g (5oz) chestnut mushrooms, sliced
    • 2tbsp (30ml) dark soy sauce
    • 2tbsp (30ml) rice wine or dry sherry
    • 1/2tsp (2.5ml) Chinese five spice powder
    • 300ml (1/2pt) chicken stock
    • 1tbsp (15ml) corn flour mixed with 2tbsp cold water
    • sliced spring onion to garnish


    • Mix the oyster sauce, cornflour and a little seasoning together in a bowl, add the pork and mix well. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat and add the groundnut oil. Add the pork and stir-fry for 3 – 4 mins until golden brown.

    • Add the garlic, ginger and chillies and stir fry for 30 secs. Add the carrots, pak hoy, and mushrooms and stir fry for 2 mins.

    • Next add the soy, rice wine and chicken stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 min. Stir in the cornflour mixture and cook for a further 1 min, stirring until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle over the spring onions and serve with Jasmine rice.

    Top tip for making Five spice pork and mushroom stir-fry

    Lean pork is a good source of protein and B vitamins which are needed for the release of energy. The mushrooms also supply B vitamins as well as the antioxidant nutrient selenium, which is needed to protect the body cells against diseases such as cancer.

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