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

This Asian-inpired recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. 

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  • Serves6
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time1 hr
  • Plusmarinating


  • 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 clove/s garlic, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1kg sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks or wedges
  • 2 tbsp Waitrose garlic inflused olive oil
  • 25g 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.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,513kJ/ 597kcals



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