Vegetable and Pork Stir-Fry Recipe

Overview

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Step 1

Partially freeze pork; cut on the bias into thin, bite-size strips. Place pork in a plastic bag set in a shallow baking dish.

Step 2

Combine sherry, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic and 1/2 cup water; pour over pork. Close bag and marinate meat for 15 minutes at room temperature or 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook carrots, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 5 minutes; drain. Drain pork ; save marinade. Stir cornstarch into marinade and set aside.

Step 4

Spray a wok or 12 inch skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat over high heat. Add carrots; stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add peapods; stir-fry for 2 minutes more. Remove vegetables from the wok. Add oil to the wok. Stir-fry pork, half at a time, until no pink remains, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 6

Return all of the pork to wok; push away from center. Stir marinade mixture and add to center of wok. Cook and stir until bubbly.

Step 7

Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Return vegetables to wok; add mushrooms. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Serve over bok choy or cabbage leaves.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:

Freeze, slice and marinate pork as above. In a 1-quart microwave casserole, combine carrots and 2 tablespoons water. Micro-cook on High for 3 minutes; drain. Preheat a 10-inch microwave browning dish on High for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, drain pork; save marinade.

Increase cornstarch to 4 teaspoons; stir into marinade and set aside.

Decrease oil to 1 teaspoon, and add to browning dish; spread with wooden spoon. Add pork. Cook, uncovered, on High for 4 to 5 minutes or until no pink remains, stirring twice. Remove pork and juices from browning dish and set aside. Add carrots and peapods to browning dish. Cook, covered, on

High, for 2 minutes, stirring twice. Stir pork and juices into the vegetables. Add mushrooms. Stir marinade; add to dish, mixing well. Cook, uncovered, for 6 to 7 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Continue cooking for 30 seconds more. Serve as directed.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Lean boneless pork
  • 2/3c Dry sherry
  • 1/4c Hoisin sauce
  • 1tb Fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2lb Baby carrots (or carrots cut In 2-inch pieces)
  • 1tb Cornstarch
  • Nonstick spray coating
  • 2c Fresh pea pods , halved crosswise (OR 6 oz frozen pea pods, thawed and halved crosswise)
  • 1tb Cooking oil
  • 1cn Oyster, straw, or shiitake mushrooms, drained and cut into bite-size pieces (15 oz)
  • 2c Bok choy or cabbage, shredded

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