Chinese Simmered Anise Pork

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon julienned ginger

1 cup Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons sugar

2 star anise

2 pork tenderloins, trimmed and halved crosswise

Steamed rice, for serving (optional)

Steamed baby bok choy, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add ginger, and cook for 1 minute. Add wine, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, and star anise; bring to a simmer. Add pork, and cover. Cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Remove pork, and keep warm. Allow sauce to simmer until reduced and thickened. Cut pork into 1-inch slices. Spoon sauce over pork, and serve with steamed rice and bok choy.