Chinese pork salad and dogs with bones of contention


Hello! It’s Hugo again. Today I have a bone to pick with the cook  (I use that expression at every opportunity – it’s a personal favourite ;-)). I did say I wouldn’t be unkind about the bossy one as she takes me for walks, but I’ve changed my mind. Apparently only fools never change their minds and I may be a bit mad, but I’m not a nincompoop.  My problem is this: all it takes is for the sun and a few yellow flowers to appear and she gets all enthusiastic about salad. Salad is for rabbits and perhaps other herby fours, but it certainly isn’t for dogs.  We used to have a rabbit called Madeleine until one of the horses let her out of her hutch and she did a runner.  I know that the noisy yellow-haired one that shoots me with plastic bullets agrees with me, because we’re on the same page when it comes to food.  I feel a bit sorry for him sometimes; she really gives him an earful about ‘not eating enough vegetables’. We both wish that she’d knock this healthy eating fixation of hers on the head. Anyway, please don’t compliment these unappetising green creations, because she’s a bit of a sucker and it’ll only encourage her. Perhaps you could suggest she get all gung ho about red meat?



Crisp lettuce, washed and shreded

White cabbage, washed and cut  finely

1 carrot, peeled and cut into ‘sticks’

1 orange, peeled and cut into small pieces

Thin slices of pre-cooked pork (or duck)

1 shallot, peeled and chopped

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons cashew nuts


Rice vinegar

Sesame seed oil

Maple syrup

Soya sauce

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

Assemble the salad ingredients in a bowl, add the dressing and serve. To be consumed away from petulant dogs 🙂

6 responses to “Chinese pork salad and dogs with bones of contention

  1. Looks so delicious! Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing

  2. I must say I agree with your bossy – as soon as the sun comes out, I crave salads! It’s a human thing. This one sounds lovely and with lovely nuts and oranges making it rather special. It has got me in the salad mood for sure.

  3. Gorgeous looking pork – I have a fixation with oriental food at the moment (maybe as there are a dearth of takeaways where I live so I end up cooking my own) and often have lots of cooked pork as we kept pigs last year. So thanks for great recipe.
    Share your bewilderment over so called carnivorous animals too. My 5 year old dropped raisins the other day and our kittens pounced on them, hoovering up the lot!

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