Sometimes we have that craving for Asian cuisine, but want to make sure we are sticking to our clean eating diet by avoiding MSG and keeping sodium levels at bay. Our Chinese Pork Sizzler recipe is the perfect remedy for that Chinese food craving…it’s full of those delicious Asian flavours, without all the sugar/salt in there. Great served over 1/2 cup of rice…A dinner that’s sure to impress!
Chinese Pork Sizzler (makes 6 servings):
800g pork tenderloin, diced into cubes
1.5 cups of red onion (1 medium), cut into 1 inch pieces
1 red, 1 yellow and 1 orange pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces (300g total after seeds/stem removed)
4 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp chinese five spice
2 tsp corn starch
5 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 green chili, chopped
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Sriracha to taste (optional)
1) Put some rice on to cook first (follow instructions on the packet). Then heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a wok or large fry pan over medium high heat. Add the pork and Chinese five spice powder and toss to coat. Cook until browned then remove and set aside.
2) Wipe the pan clean, add the other tbsp of coconut oil. Add the peppers, onions, garlic and chili pepper to the pan and saute for about 5 mins until slightly browned.
3) Stir in the cornstarch and soy sauce and cook for less than 1 min. Add the pork back into the mixture as well as the balsamic vinegar and honey. Cook until the pork is cooked through and sauce is thickened to desired consistency. Add black pepper and any salt to taste. Serve on top of 1/2 cup of rice and sprinkle with cilantro (and a little Sriracha if you want it spicy) for a tasty dinner or filling and flavourful lunch!