IN THE KITCHEN: Asian Pork with Apples & Cabbage

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LKNConnect’s Margi Kyle shares with us a “one pan” meal that’s easy to make and delicious to eat! You can make this recipe with pork or chicken.


1 – Pork Tenderloin (or substitute Chicken)

¼ Cup – Chinese Five-Spice

1 Tbsp – Fresh or Dried Ground Ginger (I use 4 of the frozen Dorot Ginger frozen pellets)

1 Cup – Hoisin Sauce

Dash of Soy Sauce

1 tsp – Orange or Apricot Jam (or preserves)

¼ Cup – Rice Vinegar

¼ Cup – Sesame Oil

2 Tbsp – Brown Sugar

1 or 2 Tbsp – Toasted Sesame Seeds or Black Sesames for garnish

 ½ Cup – Wine

Cornstarch and water to make more gravy (optional)

Fresh Onions (I use Epicure 3 Dried Onion mix. It’s much easier to use than cutting onions. It’s a line I am selling with very low sodium that’s very healthy.  Go to my Website:

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2 – Apples

1 – head of red cabbage

1 – package frozen Green Snap Peas

1 – Bag frozen Rice or Cauliflower Rice

Pork arranged in the pan prior to baking



In a small pot- mix all the ingredients together and simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring often.


Cut the Cabbage into small wedges (about 8 ounces).


Cut up the apples and arrange on the bottom of the pan. (For extra color I put green snap peas in between the cabbage and apple.)  Sprinkle them with Sesame oil and a tablespoon of the soy sauce.


Put the pork (or chicken) in pan in the middle of the veggies and apples (or on the side). Pour most of the hoisin sauce over everything

Bake for 45 minutes

Put in the oven at about 325F. My oven is very hot — you may need to put yours in at 350F. Bake for 45 minutes, checking to make sure you are not over cooking it.

If you want to make more gravy – add some cornstarch and water – about a teaspoon of each – and put in the pot. It will thicken nicely and go over the rice or Cauliflower.


Slice the pork tenderloin and plate the meal. Sprinkle with Black or Toasted Sesame seeds and serve. Delicious and healthy!

Setting a nice table adds enjoyment to your meal.


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Preparation and photos by Margi Kyle
Photo courtesy of Deborah Young Studio

For over 45 years, Margi Kyle, “The Color Doctor”, has built an astounding portfolio from the ever-important ‘Designer’s perspective’. Never idle, this Professional Interior Designer has contributed to this industry as an Interior Designer, Television Host, Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Educator, and Writer. Margi has Taught Interior Design of over 45 years and is the executive director for We Make Color Easy, The Dewey Color System. You can book a seminar or color course with her by emailing her at


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