What makes this asian pork, asian? Hoisin, Chinese five spice and sesame oil. Classic asian ingredients.
What is Hoisin sauce?
Hoisin sauce is a sweet and savory sauce used in southern Chinese cooking. It is made from fermented soybean paste, vinegar, garlic, sesame oil and chiles. It has a nice umamiflavor and can be used in a sauce or a marinade.
What is Chinese five spice?
Chinese five spice is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and Szechwan peppercorns.
Asian Pork with Spicy Sesame Snap Peas
I called this asian pork because I used Asian ingredients. Duh…, nice recipe, easy to execute, damn the the clean up after. Just kidding, not much to clean up and definitely worth it. I used an Asian BBQ sauce to glaze the Asian pork and then some simple Sriracha in the middle of the plate for presentation.
Season pork with salt and pepper, heat non stick saute pan on med-high heat for 2 minutes. Add pork to pan and cook for 4 minutes per side with a lid on the pan.
Remove pork once both sides are cooked, brush Asian BBQ all over and cover with foil and let rest. Using the same pan add chili peppers and saute for 1 minute. Add snap peas, salt and pepper, and sesame oil. Saute for 5 minutes until peas are cooked.
As you can see I plated the dish with Sriracha in the middle, I cut the pork on a bias and fanned it around the sauce, and the I place the sugar snap peas around it. You do it the way you want. Enjoy your Asian Pork with Spicy Sesame Snap Peas