Bok choy & snow pea slaw with pork
Prep 30 mins | Cook 10 mins | Serves 4
4 pork medallion steaks
Olive oil cooking spray
150g snow peas, trimmed
150g baby bok choy, trimmed and leaves finely shredded
3 cups (about ½ small) finely shredded Chinese cabbage
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
3 green onions (shallots), halved and finely sliced
1 cup bean sprouts, trimmed
1 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup small mint leaves
1½ tbs toasted sesame seeds
Sesame soy dressing:
2 tbs salt reduced soy sauce
2 tbs grape seed or peanut oil
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp sesame oil
Step 1 Spray pork with oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook pork, turning occasionally, for 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on thickness) until just cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover and set aside to rest.
Step 2 Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan over water to the boil over high heat. Plunge snow peas into pan and cook for 1 minute. Drain and refresh in cold water. Pat dry and halve lengthways.
Step 3 Place snow peas, bok choy, cabbage, carrot, green onions, bean sprouts, coriander and mint into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Toss to combine.
Step 4 To make dressing, combine all ingredients in a screw top jar and shake until well combined. Drizzle half the dressing over salad and gently toss to combine. Thinly slice pork. Serve pork with salad and remaining dressing.
Good for you ... Bok choy
Bok choy is a good source of vitamin C. This vitamin helps the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
Bok choy provides us with some calcium (important for strong bones) and also iron (used to make red blood cells)
The darker leaves of bok choy provide beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. This vitamin helps the body’s immune system defend itself against infection and is also important for normal vision.
Bok choy is also a source of the folate, a B vitamin needed for normal formation of blood cells as well as growth and development in children.