Pork Ginger

A top favorite in Japan! A mouth-watering dish of sautéed pork in a sweet soy sauce, fragrant with ginger.

Pork Ginger
Photographed by Takeshi Noguchi


Recipe by
Masako Kono

Average

Pork

Vegetables

Quick

370kcal

10minutes

Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 6 slices pork loin (for pork ginger) (200 g)
  • 1-2 leaves cabbage (100 g)
  • [A]

    • 2 tsp ginger (grated)
    • 2 tbsp mirin
    • 2 tbsp sake
    • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Flour, as needed
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

Directions

1

Remove the thick cabbage stalks. Cut into 2-3 equal pieces. Stack and cut into thin shreds. Cut the stalks into thin slices and shred.

2

Use kitchen scissors to make 3-4 incisions in the sinews between the fat and red meat. This prevents the meat from curling up when fried.

3

Use a tea strainer to dust both sides of the meat with flour. The flour binds the sauce to the meat.

4

Mix the ingredients for [A]. Preparing everything in advance makes it easier to season the meat.

5

Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan placed over medium-high heat. Lay the pork slices and fry till the edges are white. Turn over and fry until golden brown.

6

Use paper towels to drain the melted fat. This makes it easier to coat the pork with the ginger sauce. It's less oily, too.

7

Add [A] in a circular motion. Turn over the meat while reducing the sauce. Plate up the cabbage and pork. Drizzle with sauce from the pan.