Thursday, 16 May 2019

Salt and Pepper Wok Fried Pork Slices

This is a super quick mid week meal to cook and it is so full of flavour.
Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to have an old and dear friend come to work for a coffee.  After she left a representative from a company we haven't dealt with before arrived at 4.20pm, I usually close at 4.30pm but we needed to discuss her company's products.   When I left, after 5pm I went directly to a local supermarket which was luckily on the way home and ran into a lady I haven't seen for nearly 10 years.  Hence, I didn't arrive home until well after 6pm so it was a challenge to get dinner on the table quickly.

On with the rice in the rice cooker, out with the pork rashers (those strips you get from pork belly) luckily they were rindless or else I would have removed the rind.  I sliced them into 1cm strips then 2.5cm slices.  The rice cooker beeped so I removed the cooked basmati rice to a double greaseproof lined tray to cool - this is a neat trick if you don't have time to refrigerate your rice before frying and one my eldest son taught me.

A quick chop of garlic, onion, spring onion, chilli, lap cheong and bacon ensued for both the pork and the fried rice dishes.
Then the pork was fried firstly and placed in a warm oven whilst I fried the rice.  I must share my fried rice recipe with you another time, it is foolproof.  Then some freshly rinsed bok choy was stir fried with garlic, oyster sauce, sesame oil and vegetable stock.
We like to eat well, even when pushed for time.
This recipe is adapted from Adam Liaw's cookbook 'Asian After Work'.


Salt and Pepper Wok Fried Pork Slices

650g pork rashers or pork belly
4 teaspoons sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 red chilli, sliced
1 Spring onion chopped
1 1/2  tspn salt
1  tspn pepper
handful of coriander leaves for garnish

Slice the pork rashers, or pork belly roughly into slices 1cm thick x 2.5cm.

Heat your wok, or non stick saucepan over high heat, when ready add 2 teaspoons sesame oil and cook half of the pork, stirring continuously until it is lightly browned on all sides.   Remove pork to a plate and repeat with the remaining sesame oil and pork slices.  Place the browned pork with the first cooked pork.
Lower the wok heat and add the garlic, chilli and spring onion and cook until the garlic is just lightly browned.  Pour off the drained juices from the plate and return the dry pork to the pan.  Add the salt and pepper to taste and toss until well combined.
Serve onto a warmed platter and scatter with coriander leaves.


Do you have quick dishes on stand by for when time is short?
Buon appetito, enjoy Merryn xx


  1. mmmm pork belly...I LOVE it! This is indeed a quick, delicious and very flavorufl meal!

    1. Thanks so much Angie, it is quick and delicious as well.

  2. What a great use of the pork rashers - I will keep this in mind for when Dave does not feel like BBQ'ing them :)

  3. This looks so delicious! I love pork and rice together and making this fried rice is even better!

  4. Stir-frying is such a great way to put a meal on the table in very little time. Only problem is the clean-up afterwards. Your recipe is really full of appealing flavors.

    best... mae at

  5. I love this sort of dish -- we cook like this all the time. Pork belly is so succulent, isn't it? Love it! And love this dish -- thanks.