Saturday, December 1, 2012

Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry


Here's a quick week night dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.  Sorry... I didn't mean to sound like Rachael Ray. : )  I loved how this dish turned out because the Teriyaki sauce really made this dish sing.  I don't usually use Teriyaki sauce in stir fries, but I will do so from now on.  The sauce had a balance of sweet, savory and spicy.  Now that's a perfect combo in my book.

1lb of lean pork sliced into thin strips (or cubed)
1 medium onion chopped coarsely
1 green bell pepper cut into large pieces
2-3 carrots sliced thick
1 can of water chestnuts drained
1 bunch of scallions (green and white parts) chopped
2-3 cloves garlic grated
2Tbs of fresh ginger grated  (or you can use 2Tbs of my ginger-garlic-paste)
1 tsp red chili flakes (or to taste)

Note: if you are eating this with rice, have your rice cooking at the same time so both will be done together.

For the Sauce:
1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce ( I used Kikkoman brand)
1/2 cup of Chinese rice wine (not vinegar) or dry sherry
1 Tbs of brown sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbs of water
1 Tbs of cornstarch
First add the cornstarch and water to a bowl and mix well.  Then add your other ingredients and mix all together.  Set sauce aside until the final step in the stir fry process.

Note:  If you cannot get Teriyaki Sauce try to use 1/2 cup of soy sauce with 1 Tbs of rice wine vinegar and 1 Tbs of brown sugar as a substitute.  Mix this with the other ingredients listed above for the sauce.

After you slice the pork, toss it well with black pepper.
Add 2 Tbs of canola oil into a wok and get it hot on high heat.  add your pork and stir fry for 2 minutes.  Then add your ginger and garlic and stir fry for another 2 minutes.

Next add your vegetables and stir fry for another 3-4 minutes.  You can also add your red chili flakes here if you want it spicy.

Finally pour your prepared sauce.  Allow the stir fry to cook with the sauce for 2-3 minutes.  The sauce should begin to thicken because of the cornstarch.   Taste for seasoning and turn off the stove.

Serve with rice. Enjoy.

Note:  You can substitute Beef or Chicken for the Pork in the dish.  
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  1. A quick meal on the table is music to my ears. Awesome.


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  3. Delicious!!! Great weeknite meal and full of flavor! Well done as always!

  4. I wouldn't substitute a thing this is perfect as it is. Love it!!

  5. What a perfectly flavoured stir fry :)

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  6. Ramona I love this! Quick, easy weeknight meals are sorely needed this time of year. I may just have to go pick up a bottle of teriyaki sauce this week :D

    ~Jess @ OnSugarMountain

  7. Another great stirfry! Love water chestnuts in stirfries and I keep forgetting to buy them! Thanks for the reminder!

  8. Ramona, you've been busy this week. So many terrific dishes to choose from in this roundup! Looking forward to the sweet treats to come.


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