Stir-Fried Pork & Snow Peas with Sweet & Sour Sauce


Stir-Fried Pork & Snow Peas with Sweet & Sour Sauce
From Cook's Illustrated The Best 30-Minute Recipe
Serves 4

1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red onion
6 ounces (1 cup) snow peas
1 (20 ounce) can diced pineapple, drained
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

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

1. STIR-FRY PORK & PREPARE SAUCE: Toss pork with soy sauce. Heat 2 tsp of oil in 12" nonstick skillet (or wok) over medium 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 tbsp 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 tsp 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 simmer. Cook until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

6 tbsp red wine vinegar
6 tbsp orange juice
6 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt

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

This was sooooo good! The combination of the pineapple & the sweet & sour sauce is delish. Definitely recommend this recipe.

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