honey and soy sauce with pork

Sticky soy and honey pork

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Honey and soy sauce with pork stir fry

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 minutes + 10 minutes

Serves: 4

I like to introduce the kids to new tastes and cuisines. It doesn’t always go down well, but this sticky soy and honey pork did – they both polished off, probably because the honey gives it a little tasty, sticky, sweetness. You can get your toddler to help prepare this in advance so you just need to cook it just before you serve it.



 

Ingredients

2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp clear honey
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
500g piece pork tenderloin
2 nests medium egg noodles
2 tsp sesame oil
Vegetables: baby sweetcorn, pepper, sugar snap peas (whichever ones you like)
small bunch spring onion

 

Method

Prepare the pork and vegetables

Trim any excess fat from the meat and cut into bite size pieces. I didn’t get Hannah to help with this, but if your child is older and confident with a sharp knife they could do this step.

If they can, get your toddler to help you cut the peppers and any other vegetables you’re using into nice strips. Hannah cut some of the peppers with a blunt knife, but had a bit more success helping me with a sharp knife (I put my hand over hers to help guide the knife, making sure no fingers were in the way.)

 

 

Prepare the honey and soy sauce
Get your toddler to help measure the soy sauce, ketchup, honey and Chinese five spice into a bowl.

   

Add the pork and give it a stir so all the meat is coated.

 

Cook the noodles
Add the noodles to a pan and cook according to the packet instructions. (We just added boiling water and cooked for a few minutes.) Drain and keep back a little (50ml) of water.

honey and soy sauce with pork stir fry

Cook the stir fry pork
This step I mostly did on my own with Hannah watching as I don’t quite trust her around the hot pan.

Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the pork and sauce and cook for a few minutes until the meat has browned. Next, add the vegetables and spring onions and continue to stir fry. Add the remaining noodle water to help steam the vegetables.

 

pork stir fry sticky soy and honey pork

 

Put the cooked noodles in the wok and stir so everything is coated in the sauce.

 

 

Honey and soy sauce with pork

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: pork
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 500 g piece pork tenderloin
  • 2 nests medium egg noodles
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Vegetables: baby sweetcorn pepper, sugar snap peas (whichever ones you like)
  • small bunch spring onion

Instructions

Prepare the pork and vegetables

  • Trim any excess fat from the meat and cut into bite size pieces. Cut up the peppers and any other vegetables you’re using.

Prepare the sauce

  • Measure the soy sauce, ketchup, honey and Chinese five spice into a bowl. Add the pork and give it a stir so all the meat is coated.

Cook the noodles

  • Add the noodles to a pan and cook according to the packet instructions. (We just added boiling water and cooked for a few minutes.) Drain and keep back a little (50ml) of water.

Cook the stir fry

  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the pork and sauce and cook for a few minutes until the meat has browned. Add the vegetables and spring onions and continue to stir fry. Add the remaining noodle water to help steam the vegetables.
  • Add the cooked noodles to the wok and stir so everything is coated in the sauce.

 

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