Sunday, 15 January 2012

Pork Stir-fry with Hoisin and Orange Sauce

Very tasty, slightly sweet and so good to eat.  As we all know stir frying has to be one of the easiest cooking methods going.  This recipe came about just because I had an orange sitting there in my kitchen doing nothing.  Pork and orange sauce came to mind, but I wanted rice and I wanted stir fry!
    Don't be put off by the list of ingredients - they're all available from any good supermarket.  Sake will be found in the wine and beer section. Mirin will be in the Oriental grocery section and is as cheap as chips.  Well, that's how it is in the UK anyway!
 Top Tip! It's so worth buying pork fillet for this as it just melts in your mouth.

 To serve two you will need:
a wok or a large frying pan
a glug or two of peanut oil (ground nut) for stir frying
450g Pork fillet - sliced into thin strips

To make the marinade - mix together in a medium bowl:

1 teaspoon cornflour
1/2 a tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 garlic clove - very finely chopped
a pinch of white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 a tablespoon Sake (Japanese rice wine)
1/2 a tablespoon of Mirin (kind of a sweet rice wine)
1 tablespoon of runny honey


To make the sauce mix together in a small bowl:
juice of one orange and the zest of half the orange
2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon of Mirin
1/2 a tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 heaped tablespoons of Hoisin sauce (like Mirin and Sake this is available in a jar from any good supermarket)
2 tablespoons of water


You will also need:
1 red chilli - de-seeded and very finely chopped
1 red bell pepper - de-seeded and sliced into thin strips
1 medium red onion - thinly sliced
1 carrot - sliced thinly using a speed peeler or just cut into thin matchsticks
2 spring onions - sliced into strips
 How to do it:
Add the thinly sliced pork fillet to the marinade, cover in cling film and leave as long as possible - over night in the fridge
is good or at least an hour.  Whatever, remove from the fridge at 20 minutes before cooking.
Drain the marinade from the pork and heat up a glug of oil in your wok. Tip the pork in and stir fry for just a couple of minutes.
Remove the pork and set aside - don't fuss if it isn't cooked, it will be in a moment.
Wipe the wok clean with kitchen paper and heat up another glug of oil.
When it's piping hot, add the chopped chilli, sliced peppers, red onion and carrot.  Stir fry for just a minute or two. 
Now add the sauce and cook for a minute before adding back in the pork.
Stir till the mixture starts to thicken slightly - but remember you do want a little sauce so don't let it dry up!
Now add the sliced spring onion - keeping a few bits back to garnish.
Serve immediately with some nice rice.    
     


4 comments:

Lucie said...

Delish Jan- it's been ages since I've had pork stir fry- you've put it in my mind now! Lucie x

Beth Sachs said...

The only thing i am missing is the sake...great recipe Jan

~~louise~~ said...

I've recently discovered the joys of Hoisin Sauce and have been searching for just more more recipe. This is it, Jan!

Thanks for sharing...

Sylvie said...

Jan, this looks amazing!

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