Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sesame Pork

I am forever trying to find new recipes that I can make on weeknights to break up my usual dinners. I like something that isn’t too involved, doesn’t have too many ingredients and doesn’t take too long to make. On weeknights, time is scarce and to be able to fit in Uni work, going to the gym and making dinner, my meals can’t take longer than about 40 minutes to make.

I was searching the other day and came across this recipe which I subsequently tried (and altered a touch).

This was so delicious! The marinade for this pork is simple to put together and the result was really good. I thought I would share it as I know a lot of people have little time in the evenings to cook and also because it is a really simple recipe, so you don’t have to be a wonder-cook to re-create it.

I should also add, that I only used my pan to brown the meat and then cooked it in the oven.

Sesame Pork


4 pork cutlets (I don’t know what mine were called but they didn’t have bones on them)
2 tbs honey
2 tbs tamari (I used normal soy-sauce)
1 tbs tomato paste (I used pizza sauce since I forgot to get tomato paste)
1 tsp finely grated ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbs fresh chopped coriander
1 tbs sesame seeds
Oil (to cook)


1.    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius
2.    Combine honey, soy sauce, tomato paste, ginger, garlic, coriander and sesame seeds and mix well.
3.    Place your pork in an oven proof dish where they can sit flat (i.e. don’t pile them up)
4.    Pour your marinade over the pork and let sit for about ten minutes (or longer if you have the time)
5.    Brown your meat in your pan (but leave some of the marinade in the oven proof dish). I used sesame oil here for added flavour.
6.    Place your pork back in the oven proof dish and spoon the left over marinade over it. I also sprinkled more sesame seeds over the pork at this point.
7.    Pop it in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Remember to turn the pork about halfway so one side doesn’t dry out
8.    Serve over some Asian greens or rice. I used Bok Choy and some capsicum which I cooked in the pan with some soy sauce and sesame seeds.

And there you have it. All up it took me about 40 minutes to prepare and cook and it is certainly something I will make again! I altered the recipe a little bit, but I am sure everyone will have their own alterations.



  1. Yum this looks really easy to make. Im always on the look out for short meals too and found a great bacon and egg spaghetti recipe if you like pasta and bacon and eggs you'll love this one, and it took less than 30 minutes (including eating time!)