Five Spice Pork Broth with Carrot Noodles
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
China 5 spice and ginger work miracles in delivering deep flavour to this speedy broth. Carrot noodles and greens keep things light and fresh.
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323 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 250g pack of pork stir-fry strips
  • 1 tsp China 5 spice
  • A thumb of ginger
  • A handful of coriander
  • 5 lime leaves
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • A head of broccoli
  • 1 pak choi
  • 2 carrots
From your kitchen
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 750ml boiling water
You'll need
  • Deep frying pan or wok
  • Measuring jug
  • Spiralizer (optional)
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Break the broccoli into small florets. Finely chop the stalk. Strip the pak choi, cutting the leaves into rough strips and slicing the thick stems. Tip them all into a bowl and set aside.

  • 2.

    Heat 1 tsp oil in a deep frying pan or wok over a medium heat. Add the pork strips and a little seasoning. Cook for 4-5 mins till golden brown.

  • 3.

    While the pork is cooking, peel and grate the ginger. Pick the leaves from the coriander and set aside for later. Thinly slice the stalks.

  • 4.

    Add the ginger, 1 tbsp China 5 spice, the coriander stalks and lime leaves to the pork. Stir fry for 1 min, till the pan starts to smell fragrant. Pour in 750 ml boiling water. Crumble in the stock cube and stir well. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 mins.

  • 5.

    Peel the carrots and use a spiralizer to turn into noodles. No spiralizer? Just use a vegetable peeler to slice into thin ribbons. Arrange the noodles into 2 deep bowls.

  • 6.

    Drop the broccoli florets into the broth and simmer for 2 mins. Add the pak choi. Stir well and continue for another 2 mins, or till the veg are just tender. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 7.

    Ladle the broth into each of the bowls to cover the carrot noodles. Scatter the coriander leaves on top.

  • Tip

    Five star
    Chinese 5 spice is a fragrant mix that’s delicious with most meats and fish. It’s also great with green leafy veg – try stir frying shredded kale or cabbage with a pinch of 5 spice and some tamari.

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