Char sui pork with roast sweet potatoes & sweet chilli & coriander dressing


2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Five Spice Blend
2 essential Waitrose British Pork Fillets
150ml Chinese rice vinegar
100g golden caster sugar
3 red chillies, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
2 tbsp clear honey
1kg sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks or wedges
2 tbsp Waitrose Garlic Infused Olive Oil
28g pack fresh coriander, leaves picked and stalks finely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Mix the sesame oil with the soy and hoisin sauces, and 1 tbsp of the five spice. Rub this all over the pork and leave to marinate covered in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.

2. Pour the vinegar into a small saucepan, add the sugar and heat until the sugar has totally dissolved. Stir in the chillies and garlic. Take the pan off the heat and leave to cool completely.

3. Place the pork on a rack over a tray of hot water and cook in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove on to a board, pour over the honey
and rest for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, place the sweet potato chunks in a large bowl and toss in the garlic oil and remaining five spice. Tip the wedges on to a baking tray and roast in the same oven as the pork for 40 minutes until softened.

5. Stir the coriander stalks into the chilli sauce.

6. Cut the pork into 1cm slices. Divide the roasted sweet potatoes between the plates, top with pork slices, drizzle with the dressing, scatter over the coriander leaves and serve.  

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus marinating time
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,513kJ
Fat 18.2g
Saturated Fat 3.4g
Carbohydrate 62.6g
Sugars 37.1g
Protein 45.6g
Salt 1.6g
Fibre 4.2g

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