Plum Pork Stir-Fry

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Made from fermented sweet rice, rice wine is a staple ingredient in Chinese cooking. While dry sherry is the preferred substitute for rice wine, you can also use gin, or even apple cider.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 2½ Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup plum sauce
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 slices fresh gingerroot

Directions

  • Cut the pork into cubes. Place the pork in a bowl and add 1½ tablespoons soy sauce, rice wine, and cornstarch. Let the pork marinate for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the plum sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, brown sugar, and water.
  • Heat a wok or heavy skillet and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger slices. Let the ginger cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until browned (this is to flavor the oil). Add the pork. Let sit briefly, then stir-fry, moving the pork cubes around the pan, until the pork turns white and is nearly cooked through.
  • Stir the plum sauce mixture, then pour into the pan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 more minutes, stirring to mix the pork with the sauce. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 2½ Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup plum sauce
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 slices fresh gingerroot

Directions

  • Cut the pork into cubes. Place the pork in a bowl and add 1½ tablespoons soy sauce, rice wine, and cornstarch. Let the pork marinate for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the plum sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, brown sugar, and water.
  • Heat a wok or heavy skillet and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger slices. Let the ginger cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until browned (this is to flavor the oil). Add the pork. Let sit briefly, then stir-fry, moving the pork cubes around the pan, until the pork turns white and is nearly cooked through.
  • Stir the plum sauce mixture, then pour into the pan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 more minutes, stirring to mix the pork with the sauce. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium890mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein24g