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Sticky Chinese Pork Stir-Fry and it’s Low Fat too!

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         At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the stir-fry is the savior of every harried home cook.  When you have to get dinner on the table in as short a time as possible, a stir-fry’s hard to beat.  It’s all a matter of getting everything prepped and ready to go in this super fast cooking method.   And there’s no need for a wok to do so.  Any large fry pan will do.  There’s endless variety of things you can stir-fry.  This one is my latest discovery and it’s very good.  It’s loaded with vegetables and the most tender pork all bound together in an Asian accented sauce flavored with ginger and garlic. The sauce is the ‘sticky’ part with its hint of honey.  And what’s really impressive is that it’s extremely low fat.  How can you resist?

         There’s a marvelous food magazine called “Delicious” which is published both in the UK and in Australia.  I adapted my recipe from the Australian magazine, which meant I had to learn what a capsicum is:  a red pepper.  But everything else was relatively straightforward. It’s one of those wonderful dishes that you can switch out vegetables to whatever looks best in the market.  This is exactly what I did when I decided to add a handful of sliced mushrooms to the mix.  If I could not have found bok choy, I am sure broccoli would have been lovely. The pork tenderloin that’s at the heart of the recipe has to be the tenderest pork we’ve had in a long time.  I chose one at Trader Joe’s that had been marinated in garlic and pepper simply because the un-marinated variety on hand when I was there was not nearly as nice a piece of meat.  It added to the flavor of the dish.  I made this for 2 people but as usual, all that meant was decreasing the amount of meat.  I stuck with the full recipe for the sauce and went whole hog with the vegetables.  Here’s the recipe:


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