If you love pork and are looking for an easy pork recipe to add to your dinner rotation, you will love this pork saute.
This dish is perfect to make when you only have a little time to cook. All you need are a few simple ingredients to whip up something delicious!
Although I don’t eat pork very often, the occasions when I do bring it home are usually for three dishes: a pork curry, pork momos, or sautéed pork.
These are the usual favorites for my kitchen, and whenever I’m out at Chinese restaurants, I tend to go for the pork sauté or stir-fry.
Pork is delicious when accompanied with leafy greens or green beans – one of my favorite combinations!
Here is an easy recipe to make sauteed pork recipe.
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Ingredients For Pork Saute
Pork: Opt for tender pork cuts, such as boneless pork loin, tenderloin, or sliced boneless pork chops cut into thin strips.
Soy Sauce: Choose dark soy sauce for its savory depth and umami goodness that elevates your pork sauté.
Garlic and Ginger: Thinly sliced garlic and minced ginger to add more flavor. Garlic and ginger powder can be used if fresh ingredients aren’t available.
Seasoning: Black Pepper and salt.
Onion and Cilantro: Chopped onions and cilantro contribute delightful flavors that make your dish stand out.
Bell Pepper: Sliced bell pepper, whether red, green, or a combination of both. It provides a juicy crunch and sweet flavor to the dish.
Oil: Vegetable cooking oil.
Others: Green chilies and Red pepper flakes.
#1. Heat the oil on medium heat, and add the sliced pork to the pan once hot. Cook the pork until it turns lightly brown.
Note: While cooking pork, it will release water. Continue sautéing the pork until it absorbs all the water and turns lightly brown.
#2. Next, toss the thinly sliced garlic and minced ginger and saute for 2 minutes.
#3. Then add veggies (green chili, onion, and bell pepper) to the pan. Stir-fry them together on medium heat for 2-4 mins.
#4. Add red chili pepper flakes and black pepper. Saute for a minute.
#5. Next, Add soy sauce. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in the pan to be evenly coated with flavorings from sauces and spices. Cook for 2-4 minutes on medium-high heat.
#6. Once your pork sauté is cooked, add a pinch of salt and garnish with freshly chopped green onions or cilantro. Be sure not to go overboard with the salt; the soy sauce already adds a salty taste.
Transfer it to a serving dish and serve it with steamed rice.
Now that we’ve covered the nutritional aspects let’s explore some exciting ways to serve this delectable pork saute creation:
- Pair with steamed white or brown rice for a complete meal or even fried rice.
- Pair with a side of fresh salad greens drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette to add a refreshing contrast.
- Wrap the pork saute in warm tortillas with salsa, guacamole, and shredded cheese for an irresistible taco night.
- For a lighter option, serve the sauteed pork with quinoa or cauliflower rice.
- Sautéed pork makes a tasty filling for lettuce cups, balancing the tender meat with the crunch of fresh lettuce. Add hot sauce and nuts for a flavorful and satisfying meal or appetizer.
- If there’s any pork saute left, it’s important to let it cool down before storing it in an airtight container in the fridge. This will help it stay fresh for 3-4 days.
- To store pork saute longer, consider freezing it. Allow the pork to cool completely, and then place it in a freezer-safe container or resealable freezer bag. Properly frozen, sautéed pork can maintain quality for 2-3 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What oil is best for pork to sauté?
While sautéing pork, vegetable oil (canola oil, or peanut oil) are the best options. These oils can handle high heat without burning, which is crucial if you want to get a nice sear on your pork. Additionally, you can add a small amount of butter or olive oil for flavor.
2. What makes pork tender and juicy?
Pork becomes juicy and tender through marinating, which helps break down muscle fibers, followed by proper cooking techniques like slow roasting or braising. Allowing the cooked pork to rest before slicing also retains its juices, ensuring a moist and flavorful outcome.
3. Is it better to cook pork in butter or oil?
Butter adds richness and suits medium-heat sautéing, while oils with high smoke points (like canola or peanut oil) are best for high-heat techniques like searing or stir-frying. It depends on what flavors you like and how you’re cooking.
Pork Saute With Vegetables (Easy Pork Recipe)
- 0.5 lb pork ; boneless pork loin
- ½ cup red bell pepper
- ½ cup green bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 2 chopped green chili
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (dark soy sauce)
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tbsp red chili pepper flakes
- Salt to taste
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ tbsp minced ginger
- 2 cloves finely sliced
- Heat some oil over medium heat, add the sliced pork, and cook until color changes to lightly brown.0.5 lb pork ; boneless pork loin, 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Add ginger and garlic. Saute for 2 mins.½ tbsp minced ginger, 2 cloves finely sliced
- Next, add veggies (green chili, onion and bell pepper), and stir-fry 2-4 mins on a medium-high heat.½ cup red bell pepper, ½ cup green bell pepper, ½ cup chopped onion, 2 chopped green chili
- Add red chili pepper flakes, and black pepper, and sauté for a minute.½ tbsp red chili pepper flakes, ½ tsp black pepper
- Next, add soy sauce and ensure an even coating. Cook for 2-4 mins.1 tbsp soy sauce (dark soy sauce)
- Finally, season with salt and garnish with cilantro before serving.Salt to taste, ¼ cup chopped cilantro
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