Pork chops & pak choi with ginger, chilli and soy

pork chopThis dressing/marinade is super-quick and works with meat, prawns, vegetables, tofu – you can make it as spicy as you like and can make it up in advance too.

Dressing ingredients:
3 tbsp soy sauce (I love Kikkoman)
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
Fresh ginger – a medium sized chunk, very finely chopped or grated (I use my Microplane)
Red chilli – finely chopped, de-seeded or not as you prefer, 1 or 2 depending on heat

Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and leave for 10 minutes or longer if you like. For this recipe I used the dressing over some steamed tenderstem broccoli and the rest to finish off a stir-fry of pak choi (stems then leaves in at the end) and shallots.  Once cooked, add a couple of tablespoons of the dressing over the broccoli and leave to rest while you finish everything else. The pork was just pan-fried (make sure the fat is rendered and golden and cook the pork to medium if you like it juicy) then sliced with the dressing spooned over.

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