Orange Pork Stir-Fry

Sake, the Japanese version of rice wine, can be used in place of Chinese rice wine. If both Chinese rice wine and Japanese sake are unavailable, substitute 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in the marinade.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 4 boneless pork chops, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 scallions, green parts only; finely chopped

Directions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Place pork cubes in a bowl and add soy sauce, rice wine, and cornstarch. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Drain.
  • Heat a wok or medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil. When oil is hot, add pork. Let it brown for a minute, then stir-fry, stirring and moving the pork around the pan until it is no longer pink and is nearly cooked through. Remove pork and drain in a colander or on paper towels.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok or skillet. When oil is hot, add ginger. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add carrots. Stir-fry for 2 minutes, stirring in salt.
  • Add orange sauce and bring to a boil. Add pork back into the pan and stir-fry until everything is mixed together and pork is cooked through. Serve hot, garnishing with scallion greens.