14 September 2018
The Dumpling Sisters and Taming Twins get cooking with pork
On the search for international cuisine inspiration, we've collaborated with popular food bloggers the Dumpling Sisters, otherwise known as Amy and Julie Zhang, and also Taming Twins, otherwise known as Sarah Barnes. They show how easy it is to use quick-to-cook pork medallions - a perfect solution for midweek meals when time is short.
4 pork loin medallions, cut into strips
250g dried medium egg noodles
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, diced
2 tbsp diced ginger
2 red peppers, sliced
40g crushed peanuts
For the marinade
2 tsp light soy sauce
¼ tsp ground white pepper
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp cornflour
3 tbsp water
For the sauce mix
2½ tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
Alternatively, you can use stir fry vegetables of your choice or a pre-pack vegetable stir fry mix
- Combine the pork with the marinade ingredients, then set aside.
- Soak the noodles in boiling water until just al dente, then drain and set aside.
- Combine the ingredients for the sauce mix, then set aside.
- Start cooking by putting your wok over a high heat. Add the vegetable oil, and quickly fry the garlic and ginger. Brown off the pork for 2-3 minutes, until golden on all sides.
- Add the mangetout and red pepper and stir to mix; they don’t need to cook through at this stage.
- Pour in the sauce mix and stir until the sauce thickens into a light sauce.
- Add the noodles and toss until they are evenly coated with the sauce and warmed through. Serve with a scattering of crushed peanuts on top.
Dumpling Sisters and Taming Twins
Dumpling Sisters, Amy and Julie, aim to champion and demystify Chinese food. They blog to share their passion and delicious recipes and have produced a recipe book too. Taming Twins, Sarah, is the mother of twins and blogs about food, sharing tasty recipes created with family in mind.
Get cooking with pork
Pork is so popular across the globe – from Japanese Tonkatsu to Brazilian Feijoada. But nearly half of us in the UK only know one way to cook pork and that's usually as a roast. Excitingly, this means there's a whole world of dishes yet to taste!
This is why we asked Cantonese-inspired Dumpling Sisters, who regularly cook pork-based meals, to show both us and Taming Twins, how to prepare a pork meal that's not only delicious, but quick and easy too. Perfect for midweek when there's often less time to cook due to work, chores and family commitments.