Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Orange Pork (or Chicken)

This tastes a LOT like what you would find in a Chinese restaurant. Is soo yummy! When i next make it I think I am going to add some pineapple chunks and it needs a bit of salt and pepper.

Ingredients to make a serving for two (note we are trying to eat healthier, smaller meals so if your stomach's are larger just use more meat, cornstarch, veggies and rice) :

  • 1/2 pound pork or chicken 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons dark hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 pound  broccoli (optional)
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas 
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice

Cut the meat into bite sized pieces. 
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. 

Dredge pork in cornstarch and saute until lightly browned and cooked through, tossing frequently. (should take around 3 minutes if the meat is small enough)

In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, hoisin sauce, vinegar and ketchup, then pour into skillet and bring to a boil.  Saute vegetables in sauce until they are slightly soft, or whatever texture is your favorite for stir fry.

Put rice in bowls and top with the meat and veggie sauce, and enjoy while using chopsticks at a candle-lit table! ( or use forks like most Americans and try to scarf down before going to next thing on your list. Still I suggest enjoying this with someone special. )

If you make this, please comment and tell me if I am crazy in thinking the pork was squeaking while dredging in cornstarch. I think it has something to do with the powder adhering to the moisture.

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