Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stir-Fry Pork with Green Onions

I was browsing thru my cookbooks on my bookshelf and felt rather guilty when I saw this Chinese cookbook that I bought almost 2 decades ago!  Yup, it's that long! Way before I was even married! Other than trying out maybe two or three recipes the most, this book has been sitting on my bookshelf, tucked away in between other books! I did not however, completely forgotten about this book, I know it's there, but well, just that I did not use it, that's all. :o(


To make myself feeling "unguilty" (my new word!!) about this book, I decided to cook this dish which was the first dish I've tried from this book a decade or so ago. At that time, I cooked it for just, me and my hubby, and  remembered it being a tasty dish. 


So now, I cooked it for my family, and just like I remembered it before, more than a decade ago, this is delicious. My kids love it. Really easy, quick with just a few simple ingredients. The important part is to tenderize the meat with a meat mallet so that it is soft and tender when fried. And the next important part is to season the meat well. To test, fry a small piece and taste. The meat should be tender, a little salty and sweet. I used double the amount of green onions as we all love green onions in my house! I added in a few slices of ginger, one of my favourite ingredient in Chinese stir-fries, I would eat up all the ginger and the green onions left on the plate!


The slices of marinated pork are pan-fry till brown and later stir-fry with a quick stir together with the ginger and green onions with a seasoning of soy sauce and sugar. Delicious with white steamed rice. I can see that this will be a repetitive dish in my kitchen! 



I'm sharing this with :
Cookbook Sunday hosted by Couscous & Consciousness
Recipe Box 1 hosted by Bizzy Bakes
Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Weekend Potluck hosted by Life As A Lofthouse


Stir-Fry Pork with Green Onions
(adapted from "Chinese Cuisine" by Huang Su-Huei)
2/3 lb pork tenderloin

For Marinade :
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp cooking wine or sherry
1/2 tsp water
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch

For Stir-frying :
1 cup green onion, cut into 2-inch pieces, separating the whites and greens
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
8-10 slices ginger (my addition)

  1. Cut the tenderloin into 2/3-inch thick slices. Tenderize the slices with a meat mallet, mix with marinade ingredients.
  2. Heat wok or non-stick saucepan, then add 3 tablespoons oil, fry the meat slices until both sides are golden brown, remove and set aside.
  3. In a clean wok or saucepan, add about 1 tablespoon oil. Stir fry the ginger slices until fragrant. Add in the white part of the green onions, stir until fragrant, about a minute, add in the rest of the green onions, soy sauce and sugar to taste. Stir and add in the pork slices. Give a quick stir and dish out to a serving plate. Serve hot. Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. Gr8 recipe with pork,green onions will add extra taste to any food..

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  2. Hi Joy,
    Your photo is so beautiful I could just reach right through this screen and eat that wonderful dish. Your recipe is awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Tiene un aspecto delicioso me encanta un plato contundente es todo un éxito,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  4. What a colourful dish, Joyce. I can certainly see why your family would love it. I can almost taste that gorgeous green onion, that tell tale crunch when you first bite down on it. And I love your addition of the ginger, very nice touch. Sadly, if I haven't used a cookbook in 10 years, it gets donated to the local thrift shop.

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  5. This sounds and looks great, Joyce! I love the colors in it and know it has to be filled with plenty of good flavors. Have a good weekend! Pam

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  6. that looks so good! and the glaze sounds delicious!

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  7. OM this look absolutely yummy!!

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  8. I m SO making this on sunday, but with chicken :D. Your clicks are so inviting and appetizing. M just salivating looking at those gorgeous photos.

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  9. it looks really very good. nice recipe

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  10. eileen@hundred eighty degreesSaturday, June 16, 2012

    That's the right colour! Yummy!

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  11. A girl after my own heart. Double up on the onions and load up on ginger ;) AWESOME!

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  12. I wish I had a plateful right now!

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  13. Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..

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  14. This looks really delicious! My mom always cook something similar to yours and I love it tremendously!

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  15. Joyce, recipes never die. Good for you to use your old cookbook again! My interest of cooking only started from last Sep but I do have a hobby of collecting recipes since I came to Sydney!

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  16. your pork slices browned perfectly! I love it with lots of ginger and green onions too!

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  17. Yummy! I am so going to try this too! I know I am going to like it very much!

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  18. simple dish but really delicious, i like this Joyce!
    :)

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  19. wahhh sedapnya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. When I saw your picture I go SOOOOOOOOOOO hungry! so delicious - great ingredients and fantastic flavors:)
    Mary x

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  21. It looks really good! I wish I can cook this when I have a time. Anyway, Can I use broccoli instead of green onions? Can I also add seasoning on that recipe?

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