Five spice pork with noodles

This traditional pork dish is perfect to mix up your midweek meals

Five Spice Pork

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  • Step 1

    Place the pork on a chopping board between two large pieces of cling film.  Using the base of small saucepan or rolling pin bash them all over until 1cm thin.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl mix the marinade ingredients together.  Add the pork, coat on both sides, cover and set aside. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180°C.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan.  Remove the pork from the marinade (reserve the marinade) and cook for 3 minutes on one side.  Add the marinade.  Bring to the boil and reduce the heat.  Turn the pork over, place the pan in the oven and cook for a further 6-8 minutes or until the juices run clear.  Thinly slice the pork and return to pan with sauce.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, prepare the noodles.  Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, drain and divide between 4 bowls.  Top with the beansprouts, cucumber, chillies, (if used) spring onions, herbs and peanuts.Arrange the pork over the vegetables, spoon over the sauce and serve immediately.