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Stir Frying

January 12, 2011

Stir Fry

Stir Fry

There is nothing more nutritious than a stir fry!  It is so simple and easy there really is no reason why you shouldn’t stir fry at least once a week.  If done properly a stir fry adds little oil and is really a searing  of the vegetables with steam which allows the vegetables to retain the majority of their nutrients (which, lets be honest, is why we are eating them because they are good for us).  Stir fry’s are a great way to use up loose ends as well because there is no strict rules as to what vegetables go with what 🙂 or what meat, if any you use.

For Pork Stir Fry:

1 pound pork loin roast, sliced into 1/4 inch slices

For the marinade:

2 tablespoons of dry sherry

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 green onion, thinly sliced

To Prepare:

Stir Fry Vegetables

Stir Fry Vegetables

Combine all the ingredients together and allow to marinate for 20 minutes.

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup thinly sliced green peppers

1/2 cup carrots sliced thinly

3/4 cup broccoli, cut into Florets

4-5 button mushrooms, sliced into quarters

3/4 cup snap peas

1/4 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced

1/2 cup sliced celery

1/2 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoons of cornstarch

2 teaspoons of water

1 teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper

oil as needed

To Prepare:

Heat a wok or deep frying pan with oil and add 2 tablespoons of oil.  When the oil is hot add the garlic and stir fry until fragrant.  Add the marinated pork and brown briefly, then stir fry until it is nearly cooked through.  Place the pork in a side dish and stir fry the vegetables.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil in the middle of the wok and add the vegetables.  Stir-fry briefly and then add the chicken stock and cornstarch/water “slurry” Turn up the heat and stir to thicken.  Sprinkle with the sugar, then add the pork and stir to combine.  Serve over rice or noodles.

The most versatile meal you can find 🙂  it is so adaptable which makes it great for those nights when you are completely pressed for time!  I know that time is a factor for all of us when it comes to balancing our time and lives.  It is not an impossible task, look at June Cleaver, the times were much different but the results are ultimately the same.  We all want home cooked healthy meals from scratch.  I just want to convey that anything is possible and the more we get the entire family involved the more help you will get and the better the meals will be.

From our kitchen to yours,

Sydney  Jones


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