Crazy Rich Asians made me do it: Pork Stir Fry & Jasmine Rice with Tamari Soy Sauce

Pork Stir Fry Melanie Knight

Yes, I watched the movie, Crazy Rich Asians, then heard the book was better, so I read that too.  The book is ALL ABOUT FOOD; food and flavors I’ve never even heard of.  As you know, I live is a small Southern town, but apparently I also live under a rock too.

So, I like to eat what the characters in my books/movies/shows eat (Lemon cakes- Sansa Stark?).  In this case, I was so out of my league on Singapore cuisine, the closest I could get was pork stir fry from my NFL Gameday Cookbook, which was a hit, and Singapore Chili Crab- which was a bust 🙁

Pork Stir Fry by Melanie Knight, inspired by Big Time Stir Fry from The NFL Gameday Cookbook.

Marinade

  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1tbl olive oil
  • 1 tbl rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

 

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin cut into bite sized cubes ( I used precooked from my grocer’s deli)
  • 2-4 tbl stir fry oil
  • 1/2 onion- sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 tbl crushed garlic
  • 1 serrano chili pepper- diced
  • 1 tbl ginger
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbl hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  •  1/4 cup water mixed with 1/2 tbl cornstarch
  • 1 bunch green onions, cut on an angle for topping
  • cooked jasmine rice
  • Tamari soy sauce to serve with the rice

Marinade directions:  Mix the ingredients and coat the pork cubes.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Stir fry directions:  Heat the stir fry oil in a large frying pan, add the pork cubes and cook, stirring often as the marinade thickens.  Push to the edges, add more stir fry oil to the center and add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili pepper and ginger.  Cook for 30 seconds, then stir everything together.  Add the mushrooms and mix well.  Add the broth and soy sauce, hoisin sauce and white pepper.  Push to the side and add the water/cornstarch mixture.  Stir as the sauce thickens.  remove from heat and top with green inions.  Serve with jasmine rice and tamari.

This was a hearty stir fry dish that was full of flavor.  Everyone went back for seconds.

Caution:  Serrano peppers leave hot oil on your hands!  Even after washing my hands with milk, my eyes burned the next day when I put my contacts in.

Chop Suey- Went so fast I didn’t even get a pic!

chopsuey

I cooked this tonight using thin rib eye steaks cut into thin strips and it was so good I didn’t even get a pic!  This recipe works with chicken, beef or pork and is a staple in our house.

Ingredients

  • 5 thin ribeyes- cut into strips (like fajitas)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 sweet onion- but into thin rings
  • 3 stalks celery- cut at an angle
  • 1/2 cup Kikoman soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice

Heat olive oil in skillet over med high heat.  Sautee onions until they begin to brown.  Add in ribeye and cook until done.  Add in celery and broccoli.  Cook until done.

In a bowl or glass- mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger & corn starch.  Pour over veggies & beef.  Let cook 5-10 minutes over med to low heat until sauce thickens up.

Serve over rice and enjoy!  If you make this- send me a pic!