I realize I’ve probably blabbed about it quite a lot already, but I do love Asian style stir fries and recreating Asian takeout hits at home, with a bit less calories and maybe a little homemade twist.
This pork stir fry, done with a homemade variety of teriyaki sauce and an abundance of crispy veggies is a quick and awesome dinner (or lunch, if you wish).
First, let’s start with selecting our meat cuts. I always use pork tenderloin for this. Don’t get scared of the word tenderloin, pork is much more budget friendly than beef, so it won’t hurt your wallet too much. Besides, pork tenderloin is easy to cook to perfect crispness and do so without tedious sauteing for hours.
Another good thing about this recipe is that you can throw in a great variety of vegetables. My common choices include broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, zucchinis, bell peppers, onions and leeks. You can also add mushrooms of your choice – I sometimes add shiitake. If you want a little sweet note, add some canned pineapples.
My homemade teriyaki sauce is of the simplest variety. If you are allergic to honey you can only add sugar (just add a bit more). Alternatively, you can use only honey and not add sugar at all. I love adding a lot of fresh garlic and ginger, especially if I have fresh ginger.
The method is as simple as they come. Basically you just throw everything in and stir. The meat goes in first. Just keep in mind that, when frying, meat releases a lot of juice. So, if you want your pork seared golden brown instead of stewed, add several pieces at a time.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!