I always get excited when I see Nina Timm’s newsletter in my email inbox, as there is sure to be interesting and unusual dishes with little Nina twists and turns. This is one of them.
Ingredients 1 kg pork fillet
1 x 10 cm piece fresh ginger – peeled and cut in thin match sticks
4 dry chillies
45 ml vegetable oil
30 ml soy sauce
30 ml honey
juice and zest of 1 lime
10 ml fish sauce
white and black sesame seeds for serving
For the bok choy
250 g bok choy – washed and halved lengthwise
1 – 2 cloves garlic
15 ml vegetable oil
10 ml sesame oil
a dash soy sauce
Method Pat the pork fillet dry with kitchen towels and then lace in a zip lock bag with the vegetable oil, chillies, soy, ginger, lime juice and lime zest. Marinade the meat for at least 10 minutes. Heat a pan on the stove and add a little oil. Once the pan is hot, add the pork and all the sauce from the bag. Sauté the pork, turning it all the time. Do this for about 5 – 10 minutes or until the pork is cooked. Add the honey and quickly let it the meat just brown on all sides. Place on a plate and cover with foil to rest. Just before serving, sprinkle the sesame seeds over the pork. Heat another pan and add the garlic, oil, chillies and bok choy and stir-fry until the bok choy is cooked but still has a crunch to it. Drizzle with a little soy and serve with the pork!
Nina Timm has become a popular household name in South Africa and apart from her passion for cooking, her heart is with people. In 2012 she received the Blogger of the Year Award from Eat In Magazine and has not looked back since. She understands what her readers want. She and her family live an unpretentious lifestyle with love in abundance and a deep-rooted belief in God. With her warm and heartfelt nature she has become a loyal and trusted radio personality to RSG listeners, where she has a weekly show every Thursday Morning just after 9, featuring her own recipes and those of other South African Food Bloggers.