My son’s tasty recipe


Taylor's picture Hi everyone,

My son Taylor had to devise a recipe for school that was relatively healthy and this is the dish that we came up with. It’s called Taylor’s Tasty Pork and it’s really good.

Taylor is seven and quite a fussy eater but he really likes Chinese-style cooking. You can adapt this recipe and sneak all kinds of vegetables in with the noodles – as long as it looks colourful the kids seem to love it! Taylor has also drawn a picture to go with it!


Love Jilly x

Taylor’s tasty pork recipe

Serves four


2 pork tenderloin fillets, each about 250g

Piece of fresh root ginger, about 5cm

3 crushed garlic cloves

30ml honey

45ml soy sauce

45ml dry sherry

15ml vegetable oil

10ml sesame seeds

For the vegetable noodles:

1 large yellow pepper

4 spring onions

225g beansprouts

Grated rind and juice of half a lemon

15ml sesame oil

125g thin rice noodles

30ml vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 220’C/425 F/Gas mark 7

  1. Trim any fat from the pork, prick all over with a fork and place in a roasting tin (place both pieces so they aren’t touching).
  2. Peel and grate ginger. Mix garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce, sherry and oil together in a bowl and pour over the pork, turning the pork until completely coated.
  3. Roast for 25 mins, turning the pork, basting and sprinkling it with sesame seeds after 15 mins
  4. Meanwhile prepare the vegetable noodles. Halve the pepper lengthways, remove core and seeds, and shred finely.
  5. Trim spring onions and slice diagonally. Rinse and drain beansprouts. Mix the lemon rind and juice with sesame oil.
  6. When meat is cooked, leave to stand. Place noodles in bowl and pour boiling water over them to separate.
  7. Heat the oil in a wok, add the pepper and spring onions and stir-fry for 1 minute. Drain the noodles and add noodles and beansprouts to the stir-fry.
  8. Place pork on carving board, pour the liquid from the roasting tin over the vegetable noodles still in the wok. Add the lemon, sesame oil and stir-fry briefly.
  9. Carve the meat into thin slices and serve with the vegetable noodles. Enjoy!


  1. Christina Nicolaides March 6, 2008 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I don’t eat pork but I am going to make it tomorrow night with chicken.
    Jilly you have a very talented son – maybe a chef in the making?!
    Thanks Taylor.
    All the best,
    Christina in Manchester. xx

  2. Hilary in London March 9, 2008 at 12:35 am -  Reply

    I have children who love Chinese food too, your son Taylor is very talented, My son Paul is going to try and follow Taylor’s footsteps and cook your recipe, thank you for giving my children the incentive to cook, keep up the good cooking. Best Wishes Hilary.

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