Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pork, Mushroom, Snow-pea Stir Fry

The problem with a genre request is that I don't necessarily make all the recipes at the time that I post them. Thus, the lack of photos. Also, the distinguished excitement for each dish. Don't let that take away from how yummy, easy, and quick these dinners are!

The good thing about a genre request is I suddenly am aware of so many more meals that we can put on the menu for next month! Thanks, Krissa!

And on that note, here's the recipe for this stir-fry. Just FYI - when it comes to stir fries, I tend to chop up a little of this veggie, throw in a little of that meat, and pour on a lot of some sauce and pile it all on top of a hot bowl of rice. However, sometimes it's nice to have a no-fail recipe to follow. This is one of those.

1 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed and very thinly sliced crosswise
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. olive oil, divided (it calls for vegetable oil, but I always use olive)
1/2 lb. snow peas, strings removed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
3 Tbs. water
2 Tbs. teriyaki sauce
Steamed Rice

Toss pork with cornstarch and salt. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Stir-fry pork until pale golden and almost cooked through, about 4 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Add 1 Tbs. oil to the pan and stir-fry snow peas with garlic until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Add to pork. Add mushrooms to pan with water and remaining oil and cook, covered, until softened, about 5 minutes. Put the pork and snowpeas back in the pan with the teriyaki sauce and cook until the pork is cooked through, about two more minutes.

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine