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Chinese Style Pork Skewers & Peanut Noodles

These pork skewers are perfect party food which can be made ahead to save time.


  • 300g pork escalopes, sliced into strips

  • marinade:

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated

  • 1 tablespoon yellow bean sauce

  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon shaoshing rice wine

  • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil

  • 8 wooden skewers soaked in water

  • 400g cooked egg noodles tossed in sesame oil

  • peanut sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil

  • 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground lemongrass

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • 50ml vegetable stock

  • small handful raw beansprouts

  • small handful grated carrots

  • small handful coriander

  • pickled red cabbage

  • to serve:

  • roasted salted peanuts, crushed in a bag with a rolling pin

  • wedge of lime


  • 1.

    Make the marinade for the pork (overnight).

  • 2.

    Skewer the pork and cook on a griddle pan until cooked about 5 minutes, first on high heat then place on medium heat – brush with some marinade and cook until sticky, like teriyaki.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, heat a wok or pan and add the peanut sauce ingredients, then add the cooked noodles to it, then mix with vegetables and herbs, place the skewers on top of the noodles and vegetables and sprinkle with roasted salted peanut and wedge of lime.

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