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Ginger Pork and Melon

No recipe image available.This stir-fry is a tasty way to use fresh melon. Pickled watermelon rinds can be found at speciality grocery stores and some large supermarkets in the condiment aisle.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound boneless leg of pork, cubed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 cups cubed melon (cantaloupe or honeydew)
1/2 cup pickled watermelon rind, diced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high hear. Brown pork cubes, stirring until lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in onion, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, vinegar and cornstarch. Add soy sauce mixture to skillet. Cook and stir until sauce thickens.
  4. Stir in melon and watermelon rind and cook until melon is warmed through.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 290 calories Protein 26 grams Fat 12 grams Sodium 610 milligrams Cholesterol 80 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 18 grams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.