The unique Chinese Five Spice Powder is used to marinate the pork for this colorful and fresh summer salad. The Five Spice powder gives a wonderful flavor to the pork and this, combined with a pinch of cayenne, makes the pork taste perfect with the fresh fruit and vegetables used. Don't forget to add the fresh mint with the other ingredients - it really adds something special to the final taste. This is a delicious salad that is easy to prepare and loaded with lots of great flavors.
1 Tblspn Chinese Five Spice Powder
1 Tblspn packed Light Brown Sugar
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1 Large Pork Tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
1/4 cup Honey
2 Tblspn Soy Sauce
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup Tblspns Veg Oil
3 large plums, pitted, and cut into large pieces
4-6 scallions, trimmed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 small head of cabbage, chopped (about 5 cups)
About 1 cup fresh snow peas, trimmed and chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped roasted & salted cashews
Combine five spice powder, brown sugar and cayenne in a small bowl. Pound pork with a mallet until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Season the pork with salt and pepper and then rub the five spice mixture over the entire pork. Cover and refrigerate/marinate the pork for 2 - 4 hours.
Make the dressing. Whisk the vinegar, Honey, Soy Sauce, mustard and ginger in a small bowl. Slowly add the oil and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate.
Cut the pork into large chunks and stir fry until done in a pan sprayed with oil. Add the plums and scallions and stir fry briefly with the pork (about 2 minutes). Add a little more oil to the pan, if needed.
Combine the Cabbage, snow peas, carrots, mint, and cashews in a salad bowl. Add the pork, plum, and scallion combination to the salad bowl and toss until combined. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.
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