Ginger and Pork Strip Stir-fry
A quick and easy stir-fry recipe that packs in plenty of texture and flavor! Thick strips of pork, tangy ginger and fragrant snap peas are a delicious combination to add to your table.
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Calorie count is per serving.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 2 slices pork loin (thick; for tonkatsu) (250 g)
- 1-2 pieces ginger (25 g)
- 16 snap peas
- 1 1/2 tbsp mirin
- 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt, as needed
- Pepper, as needed
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp sake
Slice the pork into strips and sprinkle with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cut the ginger into thin strips. Remove the tough fibers along the snap peas.
Place a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tsp of vegetable oil, and stir-fry the pork and ginger.
When the pork begins to brown, add the snap peas and 1 tbsp of sake, then cover and let steam-fry for about 30 seconds.
Remove the lid and add [A]. Cook off the moisture and let the sauce thicken to coat.
*How to cut the pork into strips*
Place the pork horizontally on a cutting board and cut diagonally against the grain into strips 1.5-2 cm wide. This will give you longer pieces of meat, and also cuts the tough tendons.