Stir-Fried Pork & Snow Peas with Spicy Orange Sauce



Recipe numero dos from my new favorite cookbook, The Best 30-Minute Recipe:

Stir-Fried Pork & Snow Peas with Spicy Orange Sauce

Serves 4

Canned pineapple works fine in this recipe but you can also uses fresh pineapple, which is often available already cut into chunks.

1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 red onion, sliced thin (1 cup)
6 oz snow peas, strings removed (1 cup)
1 (20-oz) can diced pineapple, drained
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

MAKING THE MINUTES COUNT:
Prepare the sauce while the pork cooks. Mince the garlic & ginger while the vegetables cook.

1. STIR-FRY PORK & PREPARE SAUCE: Toss pork with soy sauce. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in 12" nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add pork & cook, stirring occasionally & breaking up clumps, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. (While pork cooks, prepare sauce.) Transfer pork to clean bowl.

2. STIR-FRY VEGETABLES & PINEAPPLE: Add 1 more tablespoon of oil to pan & return to high heat until shimmering. Add onion & snow peas & cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add pineapple & cook until warmed through.

3. COMBINE & SIMMER: Clear center of pan & add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, & ginger. Cook, mashing garlic mixture into pan with back of spatula, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in cooked pork. Whisk sauce to recombine, add it to pan, & bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.


Spicy Orange Sauce


Makes enough for 1 stir-fry recipe

Add more red pepper flakes to taste for even more heat.


1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine ingredients in medium bowl & use as directed in stir-fry recipes.

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