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Pork Stir Fry made with only four key ingredients – pork tenderloin, garlic, tamari and oyster sauce is bound to be your new favorite 30 minute summer meal. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too.
Now that summer is right around the corner, 30 minute meals are a serious necessity in everyone’s life. In the winter months laboring in the kitchen for hours seems appropriate or even romantic, but in the summer months maximizing time outdoors is a high priority so any kitchen shortcuts are highly appreciated.
What better way to do that than with a stir fry recipe?! I love love love preparing stir fry recipes because they are always quick to prepare and require minimal cooking time. The prep time can take longer because with a stir fry, since the cooking process happens so fast, you want to make sure all of your ingredients are ready to go before you even turn on the stove. Want to hear my secret tip to minimize even the time required on the prep of a stir fry recipe?
Minimize the ingredients. And that’s exactly what I’ve done here with this Garlic Pork Stir Fry recipe. The heart of this recipe is a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin (which you can find at your local Safeway in the fresh meat section).
The Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is 100% fresh pork with no artificial ingredients, and since the pork is already marinated it is even more flavorful.
For a super quick cook time on the pork you’ll want to place the pork in the freezer for a couple hours which makes for easier paper thin slicing, which then allows for pork that cooks in minutes.
I always find that if meat is ever so slightly frozen you can perfectly cut it into super thin slices. Not so easy to do once the meat is thawed completely.
The Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is available in a variety of cuts from sirloins, tenderloins and roasts and in different marinades from teriyaki to mesquite and many more, so there are lots of different options for the pork lovers out there.
If you ask me, I love my pork in a good stir fry so that’s the route I opted to go. With this Asian Garlic Pork Stir Fry recipe think real flavor, real fast. That’s essentially the motto of this recipe. You don’t need more than a handful of ingredients – the main ones being pork, garlic, tamari and oyster sauce. Those are the key ingredients in this recipe and the rest are optional – just my own ways of dressing up the recipe a bit more.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to prepare 30 minute recipes using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products be sure to check out www.SmithfieldRealFlavorRealFast.com and also join the “What Can You Do With 30?” meal and tip contest where you can submit your own original recipes and have a chance to win various prizes.
This Asian Garlic Pork Stir Fry recipe is hands down one of my new favorite recipes. This is inspired by a recipe my aunt was raving about that I knew I had to make. I am usually more of a chicken stir fry person but I wanted to branch out and figured a stir fry of paper thin pork tenderloin slices would be even easier and quicker to make. I was right! This recipe comes together in no time at all and requires minimal prep. Essentially all you have to do is thinly slice the pork, chop the garlic, and yes you’ll want the whole head of garlic, measure out tamari and oyster sauce and that’s it. You are ready to start cooking!
Get the wok warmed up, lightly pan fry the garlic, remove, and then add in the pork. The super thin slices cook in about 2 minutes and then the garlic and sauces are added. I like to add a bit of brown sugar to balance out the saltiness, but this is entirely optional. I love to garnish this garlic pork stir fry with scallions, and lemon juice. For an optional spicy kick be sure to add in a bit of crushed red pepper flakes! This easy Pork Stir Fry recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and makes for the perfect low fuss summer meal.
With Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products you can easily have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less all summer long.
- 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil
- 1.15 pounds Smithfield Marinated Fresh Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin partially frozen and sliced paper thin
- 1 whole head garlic chopped (about 4 tablespoons)
- 6 tablespoons low sodium gluten free tamari
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar optional
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes add 1/4 teaspoon for less spicy version (optional)
- 1/2 cup scallions optional
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice optional
- Heat oil in a wok over high heat.
- Add garlic and cook until just starting to brown 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from pan.
- Add pork and cook until browned and no longer red.
- Add garlic back, tamari, oyster sauce, water, sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Cook on high heat until sauce is reduced. Add scallions. Mix.
- Serve over rice, sprinkled with scallions, and a squeeze of lemon juice.