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Asian Pork Sesame Salad – 7 Day Challenge using VonShef Teppanyaki Grill

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Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Is it possible for one cooking appliance to bring you so much joy that you obsessively use it everyday and start adapting your recipes around it? Yes, it certainly is when it comes to a Teppanyaki Grill. Not only has it made dinner with my husband and friends that little bit more exciting, it’s created less dishes to wash, which is a thanks I can not give enough.

This awe-inspiring Teppanyaki Grill from VonShef provides an exciting and appealing cooking experience – that’s what it says on the box and I can confirm it’s 100% true! Everyone loves a BBQ, so being able to have one every night in your own kitchen, no matter what season, is a good thing. My husband says what he likes best about the grill is he can sit down while he cooks, and the fact it’s interactive, which makes cooking more fun (a note there to women who need to persuade the other half to spend more time in the kitchen).

So far with all the dishes made on the grill, I’ve needed about 10% of the oil or butter normally used when roasting or frying, due to the non-stick heating plate. Originally made for Japanese cuisine, It’s amazingly useful for so much more. That is why presented for you over the next week I will show the VonShef Teppanyaki Grill’s versatility, and cement its status as a must-have home appliance, with a different recipe everyday for 7 days.

Ready to use for breakfast, lunch or dinner and moving away from Asian flavours, British classics such as fry-ups work perfectly. A match made in heaven for vegetables – the rapid cooking time and lack of oil resulting in perfectly grilled vegetables, holding flavour and vitamins. It is also superb for everyday favourites such as toasted sandwiches. There are so many possibilities! You can pick up your own Teppanyaki Grill from Amazon here:

For Day 1 I’ve started with something easy and in true Oriental style – a healthy Pork and Sesame Salad with soy and ginger dressing. This takes less than 10 minutes to cook, see how easy it is below:

Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Marinate meat and chop vegetables

Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Place on grill, sit back and watch your food cook away, it takes less than 10 minutes

Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Prepare salad ingredients and dressing

Asian Pork Sesame Salad

Done! Your mouth-watering and healthy Asian Pork and Sesame Salad

 

Asian Pork Sesame Salad 

Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS:

200g pork neck fillet, cut into thin slices
Dash sesame oil
Dash soy sauce
1 red chilli, sliced fine
Salt and Pepper
8 shitake or regular mushrooms, sliced thin
1/2 carrot, cut into thin strips
2 spring onions cut into 2 inch pieces
6 cherry or baby plum tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cucumber cut into strips
10 mange tout
1 small cos lettuce or another crunchy lettuce leaf
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Dash of oil (any non flavoured oil such as rapeseed or peanut oil)

 

Dressing:

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp minced ginger

 

METHOD:

  1. Combine pork, soy, sesame oil, chilli, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Combine ingredients for dressing.
  3. Add a small amount of oil to your palm and rub carrots, mushrooms and mange tout until lightly covered.
  4. Turn teppanyaki grill to heat setting 2.
  5. Add vegetable and pork to grill.
  6. Share lettuce between bowls.
  7. When vegetables and pork are cooked – approx. 5 – 8 minutes, remove and layer onto salad, followed by tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 

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