Sesame Pork + A Special Event
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 pounds of pork (I used tenderloin, but shoulder or butt would work well, too), sliced thinly
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili paste or Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil, for cooking
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1 scallion, sliced thinly, for garnish
  • rice, for serving
  1. Thinly slice your pork and set it aside. Mince the shallots, garlic, and ginger, then combine it with the sugar, honey, sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce, chili paste, salt, and pepper. Combine the pork with the marinade in a sealable container or bag and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours, or as long as overnight.
  2. When the pork is ready, heat a tablespoon of oil in a hot pan over medium-high heat and add in the pork with its marinade. Add in the zucchini with it, then cook for 10 minutes or so, until the pork is cooked through. Serve over rice or with more vegetables and serve. This keeps well as leftovers and makes a great lunch or dinner the next day.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at