Stir-Fried Garlic Pork (Or Chicken)

Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Classic southern Chinese dish, balancing crisp, clean, distinct flavors. Garlic and pork go very nicely together and the chilli bean sauce in this recipe gives it a nice salty taste. The amount of chilli bean sauce can be varied to suit your tastes. This is an easy dish and it goes perfectly with stir-fried veggies.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix marinade ingredients until smooth.
  2. Place pork in a small bowl with marinade and coat in mixture.
  3. Let marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the wok and add half the oil.
  5. When it's very hot and almost smoking, lift the pork out of the marinade with a slotted spoon, and put it in the wok.
  6. Stir-fry quickly it begins to brown (2-3 minutes).
  7. Remove from wok and drain well.
  8. Wipe the wok clean, re-heat it and add the rest of the oil.
  9. Quickly add the garlic, onions, and chili bean sauce, then a few seconds later add the.
  10. rest of the ingredients.
  11. Bring the mixture to a boil and then return the pork to the wok.
  12. Stir-fry the entire mixture for another 5 minutes.
  13. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with coriander leaves.
  14. Serve with rice.
Most Helpful

This recipe was very delicious, although relatively complicated for me. I used white onions since I didn't have any spring onions. It was distinctly salty, but I didn't mind it. I would probably use less chili bean next time anyway. One major problem I encountered was that the pork didn't really cook all the way through once re-added to the wok (the sauce just kind of boils, but the pork remains pink on the inside). So to avoid that problem, I would stir-fry the pork more thoroughly the first time around (instead of just 2-3 minutes). But I will definitely make this again; the pork was so flavourful and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

chefdownunda February 27, 2006