Pork and Fennel Stirfry

Pork and fennel stir fry

This stir fry is colourful and full of natural flavour there is no need for packet sauce. It uses fennel root which has a rich sweet flavour and is widely available in supermarkets (it looks a bit like a peeled onion). This meal contains a good balance of carbohydrates and protein from pork ideal for the Absolute Health plan. This freezes well and can be heated in the microwave in 3 mins from frozen – perfect for people with busy lives.

Ingredients (Makes 2 big portions)

Pork and Fennel Stirfry

  • 1tbsp oil (sesame or walnut add good flavour – else use olive/ sunflower)
  • 1 large onion sliced thinly
  • 200- 250g sliced pork loin
  • 1 fennel root sliced thinly
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 courgettes halved and sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 handfuls mangetout or sugar snap
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  1. Put a non stick frying pan or wok on a medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot add the garlic, ginger and onion, stir and heat until the onion begins to go transparent.
  2. Add the thinly sliced pork and stir with the onion until pork is sealed.
  3. Add the fennel and keep stirring to prevent sticking/ burning.
  4. Finally add the red pepper, strips of courgette and mangetout.
  5. If necessary add a tablespoon of water to the pan (with caution) keep stirring for 5 mins.

Stir through the soy sauce and heat for another minute – serve immediately.