Sticky Hog with Plum Sauce

Get hooked on this sticky pork in plum sauce as you made in dedication to the tank hero, Roadhog.

Servings

2

Ready In:

30 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

Roadhog

Roadhog is a ruthless killer with a well-earned reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction.

After the Omnic Crisis, government officials gifted the Australian omnium and the surrounding area to the omnics that had nearly destroyed their country, hoping to establish a long-term peace accord. This arrangement permanently displaced Mako Rutledge and a large number of the Outback’s residents, a scattered collection of survivalists, solar farmers, and people who just wanted to be left alone.

Furious over the loss of their homes, Mako and others turned to violent rebellion. They formed the Australian Liberation Front and struck against the omnium and its robot population to take back the lands that had been stolen. Events continued to escalate until the rebels sabotaged the omnium’s fusion core, resulting in an explosion that destroyed the facility, irradiated the region, and littered the Outback with twisted metal and wreckage for kilometers around.

Mako watched as his home became an apocalyptic wasteland, and he was forever changed.

Adapting to his environment, he donned a mask and took to the broken highways of the Outback on his ramshackle chopper. Little by little, his humanity was forgotten. The last vestiges of Mako faded away and the ruthless killer Roadhog was born.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Ingredients

2 Pork Belly Slices
Salt
Pepper
1 tsp Five Spice Powder
Olive Oil
1 Lemon (juiced and peel shaved, keep separate)
250g Dark Red Plums (stones, halved)
50g Sugar
1 Star Anise
0.5 tsp Ground Ginger
100ml Water
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Honey
Mash Potato (to serve)
Griddled Asparagus (to serve)

For Roadhog I wanted to use Pork as the main ingredient. Rather than base a meal around it, I recreated a sticky plum sauce to coat the pork in and serve with mash potato and vegetables.

Initially I aimed to create a crackling pork piece however I felt sticky would be more appropriate given his move-set. One of his defining attacks is using his hook. His chain hook is hurled towards an enemy and if it catches, he yanks them to a close range. I felt the stickiness of the sauce resonated with this move.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Add the lemon peel, plums, sugar, star anise, ginger, and water to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer once boiling and cook the sauce for 15-20 minutes until it is syrupy.

Step 2

Meanwhile heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the pork slices with salt, pepper and five spice and fry in the pan until cooked.

Step 3 

Pour the sauce into a blender to make into a purée. and add most of the plum sauce to the pork pan until you have a red coating over your pork, keeping some sauce for serving. Add the soy sauce, lemon juice and honey and cook until the pork is glossy and sticky.

Step 4

Serve the pork slices with mashed potato and asparagus and pour over the remaining plum sauce to soak in the sides.

Sticky Hog with Plum Sauce

Get hooked on this sticky pork in plum sauce as you made in dedication to the tank hero, Roadhog.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Overwatch, Roadhog
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan
  • Peeler

Ingredients

  • 2 Pork Belly Slices
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp Five Spice Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon juiced and peel shaved, keep separate
  • 250 g Dark Red Plums stones, halved
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 0.5 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 100 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Mash Potato to serve
  • Griddled Asparagus to serve

Instructions

  • Add the lemon peel, plums, sugar, star anise, ginger, and water to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer once boiling and cook the sauce for 15-20 minutes until it is syrupy.
  • Meanwhile heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the pork slices with salt, pepper and five spice and fry in the pan until cooked.
  • Pour the sauce into a blender to make into a purée. and add most of the plum sauce to the pork pan until you have a red coating over your pork, keeping some sauce for serving. Add the soy sauce, lemon juice and honey and cook until the pork is glossy and sticky.
  • Serve the pork slices with mashed potato and asparagus and pour over the remaining plum sauce to soak in the sides.

Sources and Inspiration:

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Sticky Hog with Plum Sauce

Get hooked on this sticky pork in plum sauce as you made in dedication to the tank hero, Roadhog.

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