Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Chinese Spicy Pork Stir Fry

 Pork Stir Fry
 Pork Stir Fry
Pork stir fry is a common entrée in Chinese Cuisines’ menu because people had learned to love stir fried pork the Chinese way.   But sometimes we would wonder, can this stir fried dish be easily done in our own kitchen?  The answer of course is yes.  But you have to remember that stir frying requires a lot of heat from your stove and it is in Chinese restaurants that this heat is very well provided. However, the secret is to heat your wok a little more before you start cooking in your own stove.  So it means it is possible to create a perfect stir fry in your own kitchen.  The ingredients are practically available anywhere in supermarkets to Oriental stores where special sauces are always on display.  The brand does not really matter, but the sauces must be available to prepare that instant stir fry at home. 

IN this article, we will share a stir fry of pork and vegetables, combined with fruits – pineapple and sweet cherries in a simple stir fry.   Preparation time is fifteen minutes while actual cooking takes only ten minutes.  Let us do the Chinese SPICY PORK STIR FRY then.

  • Two tablespoons of sherry
  • One teaspoon of cornstarch
  • One fourth teaspoon of salt
  • One half pound pork, cut into thin strips (use the lean boneless type)
  • Two tablespoons of any veggie oil, or maybe more if needed
  • One eight teaspoon of red chilies, dried and crushed
  • One and one half cups of pea pods or snow peas
  • One and one half cups of pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries
  • One can of eight ounces pineapple chunks, drained of its juice
  • One fourth cup of chicken broth
  • One teaspoon of sesame oil
  • One teaspoon of cornstarch
  • One fourth teaspoon of sugar
  • Ground black pepper to taste

  • Mix together sherry, cornstarch and salt in a mixing bowl.  Add the pork and mix well to coat.  Let it stand for about fifteen minutes. 
  • Heat your wok over medium high heat on your American stove.  Add oil and then add the chilies and cook for thirty seconds.
  • Then add the pork and stir fry until it is no longer pink in color.  Add one tablespoon of oil to the wok if needed.  Transfer pork strips to a plate and reserve.
  • Reheat the wok and add oil.  Then add the pea pods or snow peas and stir fry for about one minute or until the peas are crisp tender. 
  • Then add the cherries, the pineapple and the cooked pork strips to the wok, and cook to stir and toss for one minute to heat the fruit. 
  • Add the thickening sauce and cook stirring until the sauce thickens and coats the ingredients.
  • Serve immediately while it is hot.  Great with steamed rice. 
  • Enjoy this pork stir fry recipe in your kitchen and have fun preparing it.
  • How to prepare the thickening sauce: Combine the one fourth cup chicken broth with one teaspoon each of the sesame oil, the cornstarch and the one fourth teaspoon each of the sugar and ground black pepper. Stir until smooth.  If you want a darker sauce, add one tablespoon of soy sauce to the mixture and there you have it. 
 You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Pork Stir Fry .

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