Ok, I am not pigging out, but the play on words was a catchy title…
I don’t eat a lot of pork. It has nothing to do with religion, or Samuel L. Jackson proclaiming pigs as filthy animals in Pulp Fiction, I just prefer other meats. (This clip as explicit language, viewer discretion is advised)
My friend “The Foodie” thinks pork should be its very own food group (along with wine) but it just isn’t my meat of preference. I have the occasional helping of Pork Fried Rice or Boneless Spear Ribs from the local chinese take out joint, I make a great pulled pork in the crock pot (click here for the recipe), and I think bacon is amazing, but should only be an ocassional indulgence.
That being said, I did try to open my mind to pork last night and it was pretty good. I picked up some strips of pork loin at Stew Leonard’s and decided to do a stir fry with them. Here’s what you will need if you want to try my “Pork and Veggie Stir Fry”:
1lb of Pork (mine was stir fry strips which I cut smaller in to more of a diced size, but you can keep yours larger if you like)
1 Tbs of cooking oil
1 Tbs Ginger Root (grated or minced small)
1 Tbs Garlic (minced)
1/2 a small onion
2 Tbs of Hoisin Sauce
1 Tbs of Soy Sauce
10 oz of sliced mushrooms
10 oz of snow peas
Basically, you can’t get a recipe any easier than this…. get out your wok or large pan, heat and add your oil. When the oil is hot, add in ginger, garlic, and onion and let them brown slightly. Add in your pork, stirring ocassionally to make sure the meat is cooking through. When the meat is browned on all sides, add in your hoisin and soy sauces and stir to coat the meat. Add in your mushrooms and snow peas (or what ever veggies you choose, string beans or brocoli may also be nice options). Cover and let the veggies cook for a few minutes. Toss the mixture of some brown rice for a well rounded meal.
Does anyone have any pork recipes to help me love the other white meat more?