*Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 50g slivered almonds
  • 800g pork fillet, trimmed
  • 200g *Char Siu sauce (see recipe below for clean, homemade version)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 250g (one packet) drained Konnyaku/”Slendier brand Noodle (or other noodle of choice such as buckwheat or cooked rice noodles)
  • 1 small (700g) Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • 200g snow peas, sliced into long, thin strips
  • 2 medium (240g) carrots, cut into long, thin strips
  • 1 bunch garlic chives, chopped finely (spring onions can be used instead)
  • 200g fresh bean shoots, rinsed
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

Dressing:

  • ½ cup (125ml) peanut oil
  • ¼ cup (60ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Natvia (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos (available at Health Food stores or otherwise use tamari)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

 

METHOD

  • To make the soy dressing, combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well.
  • Place sesame seeds in large frying pan over a medium heat; cook, stirring, until browned lightly. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • While pan is hot throw in the slivered almonds and toast until brown and transfer to another small bowl.
  • Brush pork fillet with char siu sauce. Heat oil in same large frying pan (or I prefer sending hubbie out to the BBQ); cook pork, turning occasionally and basting with a little reserved Char Siu, until browned all over and just cooked through. Transfer pork to a warm plate, cover; stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place noodles in a large heatproof bowl; cover with boiling water, stand for 2 minutes; drain well.
  • Slice pork thinly and combine with noodles, cabbage, snow peas, carrots, chives, bean shoots, toasted almonds and soy dressing. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and sesame seeds and serve immediately.


Serves 4

 

CHAR SIU MARINADE:

*Courtesy of http://www.paleocupboard.com/
– ⅓ cup raw honey
– ⅓ cup coconut aminos (available at Health Food stores or otherwise use tamari)
– 1 tbsp. almond butter
– 2 tbsp. sesame oil
– 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
– 1 tsp. Chinese five spice powder
– ½  tsp. sea salt
– 1 tsp. garlic powder
– 1 tsp. ground ginger
– 1 tsp. onion powder
– ½  tsp. ground black pepper

 

Place all of the marinade ingredients in a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat and bring just to a boil, stirring to combine. Set aside and allow to cool.

Clean Char Siu Pork Salad