Nigel Barden Char Siu Pork with Spicy Noodles recipe on Radio 2 Drivetime

Nigel Barden served up a tasty char siu pork with spicy and sour noodles to mark the Chinese New Year on Radio 2 Drivetime with Simon Mayo.

The ingredients are: 2 x 300g (10½oz) pieces of pork neck fillet, (swapsies: pork belly slices for extra fat, or pork fillet for a leaner finish)

For the pork marinade: ½ a thumb-size piece of ginger, 2 cloves of garlic, ½ tsp five-spice, ½ tsp white pepper, 2 tsps tomato purée (tomato paste), 2 tsps dark soy sauce, 2 tbsps light soy sauce, 2 tbsps Shaoxing rice wine, 4 tbsps hoisin sauce, 2 tsps pure sesame oil and 4 tbsps honey.

For the noodles; 150g dried wholewheat spaghetti, 1-2 tsps chilli oil, plus its sediment, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1½ tsps Chinkiang vinegar (or Nigel says substitute with Balsamic), ½ tsp soft brown sugar, scant ¼ tsp salt, ¼ spring onion, thinly slices diagonally and 1 small fresh red chilli, sliced.