Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stir Fry Pork with Apples

Apples are wonderful in stir-fry dishes.  The firm and crisp texture of apples stands up well in this dish. It compliments pork or chicken well.  You can use any type of apples that you like but I especially enjoy Fuji and Honey Crisp.

1.        ½ pound pork tenderloin or chicken thighs
           (Skinless and boneless)
            2  tsp.  rice wine
            ½ Tbs. soy sauce
            1  Tbs. water
            1   tsp. cornstarch

2.         1 cup Fuji apples (peeled and sliced)
            1 Tbs. lemon juice
            1 Tbs. butter
            2 tsp. brown sugar

            ½ cup green peppers or sweet apples

3.         2  Tbs. oil
            2  slices ginger
            1  tsp. minced garlic
4.         Sauce
            3  Tbs. apple juice
            2  Tbs. water
            ½ Tbs. ketchup
            1   tsp. Thai sweet chilli sauce 
            2   tsp. sugar
            1   tsp. sesame oil
            Thickener :  1   tsp. cornstarch plus 1 Tbs.water
            Salt to taste

5.         Scallions and roasted sesame seeds for garnishing  

  Cubed Pork & Honey Crisp Apples/Sweet Peppers

1.         Slice meat into 1/4" thin slices and season with the      
2.         Mix lemon juice with apple slices.  Cut peppers into        
            bite size pieces.  Heat butter in a wok/pan and fry 
            apples over medium high heat for a couple of 
            minutes until tender crisp and beginning to brown.      
            Add in sugar and  continue to cook until sugar has 
            melted and started to caramelize.  Dish out and set 
3.         Heat oil in wok.  When oil is hot, add in ginger and 
            garlic and fry until it is fragrant. (Garlic should just 
            turn a pale gold color.  Add in meat and fry until 
            cooked.  Add green peppers and apple and mix well.
4.         Pour in sauce and add in thickener. Turn off heat 
            when sauce thickens and bubble.
5.         Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

Sliced Pork & Fuji Apples/Green Peppers