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Hunan-Style Pork

Hunan-Style PorkOnce everything is cut, trimmed and prepped, this dish is quick to put together.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound boneless pork loin, cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon plus 4 teaspoons cornstarch - divided use
3 tablespoons soy sauce - divided use
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 pound fresh broccoli, trimmed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided use
1 tablespoon slivered fresh ginger root
1 onion, chunked and separated
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
Hot cooked rice or pasta

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat pork strips with mixture of 1 tablespoon each cornstarch and soy sauce, sugar and garlic. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining 4 teaspoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons soy sauce with red pepper flakes and 1 1/4 cups water.
  3. Cut broccoli into bite-size flowerets and stems into thin slices.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in hot wok or large skillet over high heat. Add pork and stir-fry 2 minutes; remove.
  5. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same pan. Add ginger, stir-fry 30 seconds. Add onion and broccoli; stir-fry 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in pork, tomatoes and soy sauce mixture; cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.
  7. Serve over rice or pasta.

Makes 6 servings.

*If fresh ginger is not available, substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 354 calories Protein 16 grams Fat 10 grams Sodium 750 milligrams Cholesterol 23 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 50 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.