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A Mouthwatering chinese five spiced minced pork balls with a grated carrot and cous cous apple salad with a warm honey hoi sin sauce serves x2

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Indulge your taste buds in a delightful culinary adventure with Chef Paul Watters scrumptious pork balls accompanied by a harmonious blend of flavours in the sauce, a vibrant salad, and perfectly seasoned couscous. This recipe promises a symphony of textures and tastes, making it an ideal choice for a satisfying meal. From the savoury pork balls to the refreshing salad and the fluffy couscous, each element is carefully crafted to create a dish that is not only delicious but also visually appealing. Let’s dive into the details of this mouthwatering recipe that brings together the richness of minced pork, the zing of spices, and the freshness of a vibrant salad.

The Pork Balls Recipe:
– 300g lean minced pork
– 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
– 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice
– 1 beaten egg
– Salt and pepper to taste

The Sauce:
– 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger powder
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

*For the sauce, mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan and gently warm on the stove for a few minutes.*

The Salad:
– 2 grated carrots
– 2 finely sliced apples
– 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
– 8 baby onions
– 4 handfuls of arugula (rocket)
– 1 finely sliced red onion
– 1/2 cucumber, sliced

For the Couscous:
– 2 cups couscous
– 1 cup boiling water
– 2 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter
– Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
1. In a large bowl, mix minced pork, spices, beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Shape into balls and refrigerate to firm up.
2. Prepare couscous by pouring boiling water over it, covering with cling film, and letting it rest. Fork in butter or olive oil, season, and cover until ready to mix with the salad.
3. Heat a pan with vegetable oil, cook pork balls on each side until done, then allow them to rest.
4. Mix salad ingredients in a large bowl, add couscous, season with salt and pepper, and arrange on a plate. Place pork balls on top and drizzle the warmed sauce over them. Sprinkle sesame seeds for the finishing touch.

Enjoy this culinary masterpiece that combines savoury, sweet, and fresh elements for a truly satisfying dining experience!

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