It’s all a bit of a foodie week this week, what with Yorkshire Pudding Day yesterday, Chinese New Year today and Pancake Day tomorrow. What to celebrate with a recipe? I thought I’d do this super easy pork and broccoli stir fry as my nod to Chinese New Year.
Anyone who knows anything about Chinese food will probably recoil in horror at this little recipe, but with it’s ginger, chilli, garlic and sesame seeds it is what I feel brings some Chinese flavours together in an easy to prepare dish that’s both filling and tasty too.
Now for all those who are trying to shift a few kilos just now. this recipe is super healthy and low in cals if you forego any added extras. It will serve two people and if you want to pad things out and blast the diet completely then add some rice on the side.
I’ve been trying to lose some weight myself this year and even bought one of those Core Master sit-up gadgets which is carefully placed on the bedroom floor so I’ll either fall over the damn thing or actually use it every morning before escaping the bedroom to start the day. I know it is doing something in the muscle dept due to the aches in tummy region but so far no loosening of the jeans in that dept. Why oh why was this so easy a few years ago. Now trying to lose any weight at all seems to be bloody torture.
I have a goal, going back to Crete in June, and this time I want to feel good about myself in swimwear and not feel like a beached whale. I keep trying to remind myself of this when reaching for those fancy bikkies I was given last week and just tell myself that as soon as they’re finished I shall be a diet dynamo……..
Anyways folks this pork and broccoli stir fry is indeed a nice healthy option as long as you don’t guzzle anything sweet afterwords.
Happy Chinese New Year!
- 1 large pork steak
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup of broccoli florettes
- 1 cup of sugar snap peas
- ½ cup of chopped kale
- 2 baby leeks, cleaned and chopped
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Juice and zest of 1 mandarin
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp chopped fresh chilli
- ½ tsp minced fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Remove any fat from pork and flatten a little with rolling pin the slice into strips
- Make the marinade by mixing all of those ingredients in a jam jar and shaking well
- Pour marinade over pork strips, cover and set aside in fridge for 1 hour
- Heat coconut oil in a wok till hot and stir fry the pork for 2 minutes
- Add all veggies and marinade and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
- Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds