Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pork | Jess & Josh Cook

Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pork | Jess & Josh Cook

A quick and easy meal to make on a week night, with ingredients you’re probably gonna have laying around in your cupboard.

Sweet & Spicy Pork | Serves 2 | Takes 20-25 minutesĀ 

  • 2 pork steaks
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • handful of chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • handful of frozen peas
  • rice for two (i just kinda blag it with rice so god only knows the measurements)
  • 1/4 cup honey (we used this one)
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Cut your pork steaks into thin strips (think stir fry style) and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add the pork and sear on all sides for a few minutes. Then remove the pork from the pan and set aside for later, you don’t want the pork to overcook when you add it to the sauce.
  3. Add boiling water to your rice and cook according to package instructions.
  4. Finely chop your onion and carrots, we blitz ours in the food processor, and add to your ex-pork pan on medium heat. You’ll need to add a little bit more oil at this point.
  5. Once softened, after around 5 minutes, add the mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Mix thoroughly and continue to cook, ensure you mix every now and again to avoid sticking to the pan and burning.
  6. Make your marinade by mixing the honey, sriracha, soy sauce and vinegar.
  7. Add the pork to the pan with onions and carrots and pour in the marinade. Ensure everything is coated, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Add peas to the rice 5 minutes before the end of your cooking time.
  9. Once the sauce has reduced and become sticky it’s ready.
  10. Serve with rice!