Friday, 10 January 2014

A Popular Pork Stir Fry for Your Home

Pork Stir Fry
Pork Stir Fry
In learning how to cook Chinese dishes, stir frying was introduced to the English language.  By history, stir frying is a traditional Chinese method of pan cooking by mixing meat and vegetables, very quickly over high flame to actually preserve the nutrients and freshness of the ingredients.  Because of its speed, simplicity and versatility, it gained immediate popularity in the kitchens across the world.   Pork stir fries are most choices of home kitchens due to the availability of its ingredients.   In this article we will share a pork and tofu stir fry that is very easy, quick and simple to do in your own kitchens.  Please pay attention to the ingredients on the list and buy them according to the instructions in the ingredients’ list. 

PORK WITH TOFU STIR FRY: A popular variation of combining lean pork meat with tofu and vegetables.  This is always present is almost every Chinese Cuisines.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:
  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • ½ lb. pork sirloin
  • 1 small onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1-2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2-3 cups vegetables of your choice
  • Rice (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT:


  • Prepare the ingredients.  Since stir frying is a very quick method of cooking, preparation is essential to avoid overcooking the ingredients.  Please mince the garlic and dice the onions.  Then chop the tofu, the pork and assorted vegetables into bite size pieces for easy cooking.
  • Prepare your sauce by mix together the chicken stock, soy sauce sesame oil and cornstarch. Reserve for frying.
  • To begin frying, heat the wok or large skillet over medium high flame on your American stove.
  • Then add one tablespoon to two tablespoons of oil to the wok.  Stir in the onions, the garlic and then the pork and the tofu.  Saut√© them for one to three minutes.
  • Then add the vegetables to the pan according to their standard cooking time.  Start with the broccoli and carrots because they take longer to cook than the mushrooms and the bean sprouts.  Give the broccoli and carrots at least takes three minutes in the hot pan before you add the bean sprouts and the mushrooms. Cook for three to five minutes.
  • Then add the sauce mixture. Stir until the sauce begins to thicken and then remove from heat.
  • Serve the pork stir fry immediately with the hot steaming over rice.
As additional information on this article, let as explore on how you can make a stir-fry even quicker by making your own instant stir fry mix and sauce.  A good seasoning always make delicious stir fry recipes.   You can easily make a basic stir fry mix and sauce with a few ingredients with little time and effort.  So let us begin and see how it works for you.  

HOW TO PREPARE A DRY STIR FRY MIX:

1.  Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
2.  Pour the ingredients into a large container and seal the container tightly.
3.  Store the container at room temperature for up to a year.

HOW TO PREPARE YOU STIR FRY SAUCE:

1.   Mix the ginger, garlic, red pepper, brown sugar and cornstarch in the large sealable container.
2.  Then add vinegar and soy sauce and seal the container before you shake it vigorously.
3.  Then open the container to add the sherry, the broth plus some water and reseal the container to shake again.
4.  Store it in the refrigerator and it can last for two weeks.

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