Low-sodium Ginger Pork (Genen buta no shougayaki)
Ginger pork is a Japanese comfort food that has been satisfying hungry appetites for decades. Enjoy the goodness of ginger pork minus the sodium with this healthy recipe!
Photographed by Keiko Baba
Calorie count is per serving.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 4 slices pork loin (3-5 mm thick slices) (150 g)
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp sake
- 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp ginger (grated)
- Cabbage (shredded), as needed
- Vegetable oil
Make small cuts between the meat and fat to cut the tendons.
Combine the ingredients for [A].
Oil a frying pan with 2 tsp of vegetable oil. Place the pork slices in the pan so they don't overlap, and cook over medium-high heat until both sides are browned. If a lot of fat renders out, use a paper towel to blot it up.
Add [A] and cook to coat. Plate up and serve with shredded cabbage.
* 0.8 g salt (per serving)
Cut down on your salt intake by reducing the amount of soy sauce to 1/3 the normal amount and adding 1 tbsp of mayonnaise. 1 tbsp of mayonnaise contains only 0.3 g of sodium while adding richness and a depth of flavor.