Pork Stir Fry with Green Beans and Peanuts

Fri 16 November 2018 | tags: Pork |

Here's another pork and green beans recipe. It has the same base ingredients but a very different taste. My other recipe is super strong and spicy; this one is mild but still complex. This one is adapted from a recipe in Epicurious, to be less honey-sweet and have some more complex garlic and ginger flavors with just a bit of spice.

  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin, cut into small strips
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup matchstick-size strips carrots
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-2 inch strips
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts

Mix pork, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, honey, half of garlic, half of ginger, and crushed red pepper in medium bowl.

Cook green beans in large saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add carrots to green beans in water; cook 1 minute. Drain carrots and green beans.

Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pork mixture; stir-fry 1 minute. Transfer pork to dish. Add remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil to wok; add red bell pepper and stir-fry 1 minute. Add green beans, carrots, and remaining garlic and ginger; stir-fry 1 minute. Return pork to wok along with remaining soy sauce; stir until heated through, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and chopped peanuts and serve.

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