This easy four-spice pork stir is combined with spinach for a quick weeknight meal. Serve it over rice with extra vegetables on the side.
Whenever I am looking for a quick weeknight meal to throw together on a busy evening, I think of either a frittata or a stir-fry. I always have several pork tenderloins in the freezer and lately my fridge has boasted a bounty of spinach. If you put these two ingredients together and pair it with some rice, you have a healthful meal, full of lean protein and vitamins. Oh yeah, and plenty of flavor.
Cut a 1 pound pork tenderloin into thin slices.
In a medium bowl, combine 3 tablespoon soy sauce...
3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice...
2 teaspoon rice vinegar...
...and 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch.
Whisk the mixture together.
Add the pork.
Toss well and set aside to marinate for at least 10 minutes. I marinated it for about 30 minutes. You see that? It's wallowing.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 pound of spinach.
Blanch the spinach for about 1 minute, or until the spinach is bright green. Don't overcook or the spinach will become slimy (nope, no other word for it).
Drain the spinach and set aside.
Mince 6 cloves of garlic and 3 tablespoon of fresh ginger.
Heat 1 tablespoon canola in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, the ginger, and ¾ teaspoon chili pepper flakes. Saute for about 30 seconds.
Add the pork and marinade. Stir-fry until the pork is just barely pink inside, 3-4 minutes.
Add the spinach, tossing it with the pork, and cook for 1 minute.
Transfer the pork mixture to a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon sesame oil.
Garnish with 2 chopped green onions and a good shake of toasted sesame seeds.
Lovely! Now, all it needs is some freshly steamed rice or noodles. Mmmmmm!
Go get some beer with that! Cool to see someone using REAL sesame seed oil.
Looks delicious, well done 🙂 xx Rico|Receitas
I usually buy whole pork tenderloins and always have some in the freezer so I'm always looking a new ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing this one, it looks delicious.
The Food Addicts
Love stir-fry recipes! I went to a Food Expo last weekend and Kikkoman had a booth there. Hehe. I'm having a give-away on my blog, so please check it out!
HannahBanana aka Amanda
My husband would really love this. Pork tenderloin is so nice to work with (and I'm vegetarian!)