Pork loin with lemongrass and sesame seeds

Pork loin with lemongrass and sesame seeds

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Michael Fountoulakis

This is such a quick and simple dish to prepare—it is hard to believe that something so delicious can require so little work.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g pork loin
2cm knob of ginger, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, sliced, plus extra for garnish
1 kumquat, juiced
or 1/2 lemon
7 garlic cloves
3 lemongrass stems, white part only
vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 teaspoon chilli paste
1/3 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Method

  1. Remove the fat and sinew from the pork, then thinly slice it. Marinate the pork in the ginger, spring onion and kumquat (or lemon) juice for 5 minutes.
  2. While the pork is marinating, roughly chop the garlic and lemongrass, place in a mortar and crush with a pestle.
  3. Heat a little oil in a wok over high heat and cook the chilli paste, pepper, salt and sugar for 1–2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the lemongrass and garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Make sure to keep the ingredients moving so they do not stick or burn. Add the pork and continue tossing to cook the pork evenly. After 3–5 minutes, add the sesame seeds and gently toss through the pork.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve on a central platter, garnished with the extra spring onions.
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