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Asian Star Anise Pork Loin with Metis®


  • 450g to 500g boned loin of pork joint (or tenderloin)
  • 2 tablespoons thick dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 (peeled and grated)
  • 3 Metis® Oxy fruits (cut in half and stoned)
  • 4 Metis® Tonic fruits (cut into half and stoned)
  • a little water


Pre-heat oven to 180C/375F/Gas mark 4.

Sit the loin of pork or tenderloin in a large roasting tin and pour the soy sauce over the joint of meat; add the honey, star anise, garlic and ginger and place the halved Metis® Oxy fruits around the meat.

Place in the preheated oven and cook uncovered for 25 minutes to half an hour, until the Metis® fruits are soft and have collapsed, and the sauce is thick and bubbling.

Take out of the oven, and mash the Metis® Oxy fruits with the back of a spoon to make a puree, then add the Metis® Tonic fruits, a little water if needed, cover the pork and cook for a further 1 hour, or until the pork is cooked through and the fruit is soft. Uncover for the last 5 minutes to colour the meat and fruit.

Discard the star anise, and serve immediately cut into thick slices with the roasted Metis® fruits and the sauce; great when served with steamed rice and roasted Asian style veggies or noodles.