Monday, February 7, 2011

Easy Pork Stir Fry with Even Easier Asian Noodles

La Choy Bean Sprouts
Featured Ingredient: Bean Sprouts

There are about 5 meals that my family and I agree upon.  That means on those days I only need to work on one meal vs. "catering service" to ensure everyone eats and everyone is happy.

I usually create this recipe by eyeballing and adding a bit of this and a dash of that.  So with measuring cups and spoons in hand I've created my version of an Easy Pork Stir Fry with Asian Noodles. You can use a wok or a stainless steel 12 inch skillet. 

There are two key thing to remember for stir frys:

1. Hot Pan. Cold Oil

2. It's all about the prep.  All ingredients need to be fabricated, chopped, minced, shredded, whatever before you are ready to cook. The actual cooking process is rather fast, there is not much time in between the addition of each ingredient. 

Pork Stir Fry - Serves 6 easily
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil* (divided)
1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
2 large cloves garlic
1/2 cup scallions divided (leave a little for garnish)
1 lb pork tenderloin or boneless pork sirloin chops cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 carrots - about 1 cup shredded
1 cup Bean Sprouts
2 1/2 cups coleslaw mix or cabbage shredded
2 tsps rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup stir fry sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

3 eggs
olive oil cooking spray
Toasted Sesame Seeds for garnish
* NOTE: There are two types of sesame oil, use the one for cooking not just flavoring.

Set a pot of salted water to boil. 

In a small bowl add pork and one tablespoon cornstarch, mix and set aside.

In a heated skillet or wok, pour in 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil, add ginger, garlic and scallions and stir until fragrant about 1 minute.  Add pork and stir fry until lightly browned on outside and nearly all pink is gone on the outside (do not cook through - it will cook more later). Remove to a separate bowl. 

Add another tbsp of sesame oil and add carrots, coleslaw mix, and bean sprouts.  Add vinegar to help scrape up bits from bottom of pan. Stir fry for about 2 minutes

Return pork to skillet and add stir fry sauce.  Mix all ingredients and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes until thickened and pork is cooked through.  Set aside skillet and keep warm.

Beat eggs and cook in another wide non-stick skillet by rotating raw eggs in pan. Flip. (It's OK if it doesn't flip perfectly as your going to cut up the eggs into pieces when they are done).  Add cooked eggs to pork.  Season dish with salt and pepper.  Garnish with remaining green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Asian Noodles
12 oz. dried linguine
2 tbsps toasted sesame oil
3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1/3 cup stir fry sauce

Cook linguine according to package directions.  Drain.  Return linguine to pot.
Add sesame oil, teriyaki sauce and stir fry sauce.  Mix together until noodles are a shiny light brown color. Adjust amout of sauces according to tastte.

(Any long flat or fat spaghetti like noodle with a little surface area works for this.  Really thin pastas like angel hair and capellini are not recommended.)

Easy Pork Stir Fry with Even Easier Asian Noodles

1 comment:

  1. My sister asked me to look at special Recipes For Stir Fry that we can prepare for the birthday of our father. I decide to look for the different recipes book but all I saw are usual recipes. I tried to browse on the internet and I found your blog. Thank you for sharing this one.