Spicy Pork Stir-Fry

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 35m

4 servings

Pork has always been popular in China. This colorful stir-fry pairs pork with ginger, chili, peppers, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage. For a spicier stir-fry, leave the seeds in the jalapeno chiles.


  • For Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons oriental sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut across grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3/4 cup canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • For Stir Fry:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno or serrano chiles, minced

  • 1 1/2 pounds bok choy or Chinese cabbage, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • Steamed rice


FOR MARINADE: Mix first 4 ingredients in large glass bowl to blend. Add pork; toss to coat. Marinate 20 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to medium bowl. Add chicken broth to marinade. Reserve pork and marinade separately.

FOR STIR FRY: Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon marinade mixture in small bowl to form paste. Heat large wok over high heat until almost smoking. Heat 3 tablespoons peanut oil in wok until very hot. Add scallions, ginger, garlic and chiles. Stir-fry just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pork and stir-fry until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to bowl.

Add remaining oil to wok. Add cabbage and bell peppers and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Return pork to wok. Add reserved marinade; bring to boil. Stir cornstarch mixture to blend, add to wok. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring constantly, about 30 seconds.

Transfer mixture to serving bowl. Serve with rice.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4673

nutrition information per serving

549 calories; 34g total fat; 111mg cholesterol; 1135mg sodium; 19g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 41g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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