Chinese-style Sweet Spicy Pork Cheeks
This is an updated recipe. The original was published in June 8, 2004.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 500 grams pork cheeks boiled in salted water until tender; cooled
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 small carrot
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil
- sliced scallions to garnish
Brown the pork cheeks
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Cut the pork cheeks into strips about half an inch wide.
Line a baking tray with foil, lightly spray the foil with oil then spread the pork cheek slices on the oiled foil.
Cook the sliced pork cheeks in the oven for about 20 minutes or until browned and crisp.
Prep the vegetables
While the pork cheek slices are in the oven, prepare the vegetables. Deseed and cut the bell pepper into thin strips.
Peel and thinly slice the onion.
Peel and grate the ginger.
Peel and mince the garlic.
Peel and julienne the carrot.
Stir fry the pork and vegetables
Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan.
Stir fry the bell pepper, carrot and onion for half a minute.
Add the ginger and garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and continue cooking for another half a minute.
Add the pork to the vegetables.
Pour in the sweet chili sauce and oyster sauce.
Cook, stirring, until the sauce is bubbly.
Off the heat, stir in the sesame seed oil.
Sprinkle the sweet spicy pork cheeks with sliced scallions before serving.