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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kung Pao Pork

When it rains, it pours.  I've been reading so many old and new recipes lately that I'm getting quite the stockpile of new ones to try.  I'm *almost* getting worried that when I go back to work I won't have the time to be cooking all these recipes.  I guess I covered my bases when I made my resolution to try ONE new recipe a week, and on those weeks that I am able to try more, I will be blogging more.  Plus I'm pretty organized, so I'm hopeful that I'll continue with multiple blog entries each week!

Last night it was time to try Kung Pao Pork.  We love stir fry and trying variations of stir fry...and this one caught my eye.  I've adapted it to suit our taste. 

Here is the recipe:



LOVE LOVE this, Kung Pao Pork
1 pound pork (I used pork loin), cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cloves garlic, minced (separated)
1 cup chicken broth (I used organic)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
½ cup fennel, thinly sliced
1 medium red pepper, seeded, cut into thin strips
Snow peas
Broccoli, chopped

In a small bowl, make marinade by whisking together soy sauce, fresh ginger, cornstarch, 1 clove of the garlic and the chicken broth.  Add the sliced pork to the marinade, toss to coat.  Marinate for 1 hour in the fridge, stir occasionally.

Over medium-high heat, warm the oil in a large saucepan.  Add onion, pepper and fennel; cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.

Add remaining 1 clove of garlic and cook, stirring often, another minute.

Add broccoli and snow peas to the saucepan and cook, stirring frequently, approximately 4-5 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium-low and pour pork and marinade into skillet and cook, stirring often, until pork is no longer pink and sauce is warmed through and thickened, approximately 7-8 minutes.

VERDICT:
LOVE LOVE LOVE. This was delicious! We served the dish over fried rice noodles, which was a nice change from our usual rice.  From the first bite we were all in love.  The pork was soooooo tender, it nearly melted in our mouths.  The flavour was awesome, and my husband said right from the start that there wouldn't be any leftovers.  We liked it THAT much!  His only complaint was that there should be more broccoli (he loves broccoli).  That's an easy addition! I might throw some cashews into the mix next time, just to give it a try, but really, we enjoyed the meal just as it was!

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14 comments:

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! My first link party is open, if you haven't linked up yet, please do so! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

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  2. This looks really good. I've never thought about adding pork to stir fry, but you've inspired me to try sometime. Thanks for sharing your recipe and for joining my new Cozy Home Kitchen blog.

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    1. Thanks Shannon, I hope you enjoy pork in your next stir fry :-) If you haven't yet linked up, my first link party is open!

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  3. I want to try this. We've been on an Asian inspired kick lately and have made sweet & sour chicken, mongolian beef and sushi recently.

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    1. Hi Sarah! I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again!

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  4. Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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    1. I sure will, thanks Lisa! And thanks for coming over to Addicted to Recipes. Come back anytime!

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  5. Thank you so much for linking up to eat.pray{read}love. This looks so yummy- we love Asian food and pork, so this would be a great addition!
    I am addicted to recipes too, so glad I found your blog!

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    1. Hi Kelli! Birds of a feather :-) Thanks for joining me here, I will be sure to follow you too! Have a super night!

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  6. Omigosh, that sounds like it would really hit the spot right about now...!

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    1. Hi Alicia! I hope you get a chance to try this, it really was VERY good!

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  7. Thank you so much for linking to Must Try Monday! It's great to have you :).

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