"I love Chinese Take Out. But why order Chinese all the time, when it's so much fun to make it yourself. This may not be authentic, but I like it!"
1 1/2 lbs
boneless pork tenderloin chops, cut into 1/4 inch strips
head of broccoli, cut into florets
carrots, peeled and sliced on an angle
onion, sliced into strips
garlic cloves, finely chopped
ginger, finely chopped
crushed red pepper flakes
( you can use less, I like it spicy)
1 1/2 cups
plain rice vinegar
( I like my sauce thin, if you like it thicker use 1 1/2 to 2 tbs.)
Add sliced pork to large bowl, cover with water and white vinegar. Let sit for a couple of minutes. Rinse well, and pat dry. Note: This is my method of washing meat, you can skip this step if you want to.
In a large bowl combine Pork, 2 tbs. soy sauce, rice vinegar, 3 cloves chopped garlic, 1 teaspoons chopped ginger, sesame oil, and sugar. Toss to coat. Let marinade for at least 30 minutes, up to 24 hours (the longer it marinades the better it will taste). Bring to room temperature before cooking.
After the pork has marinated and is at room temperature, remove pork from marinade, pat dry with paper towel (do not discard marinade). In the same bowl with the marinade add 2 tbs. soy sauce, 1 cup chicken stock, and cornstarch. Mix well, set aside.
Heat a wok, or large deep saute pan over high heat until hot. Add canola oil, when oil is hot, add the pork. Stir-fry pork until no longer pink, about two minutes (I did this in 2 batches, not to overcrowd the pan).
Transfer pork to plate and cover with foil. Add the onion to the pan, cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add remaining 3 cloves chopped garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and remaining 1 teaspoons ginger. Cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds.
Add the carrots, broccoli, and 1/2 cup chicken stock. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the soy sauce mixture and the pork back to the pan, cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Serve over brown rice or my white rice White Rice.
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Asian Inspired Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry (cont.)