Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another great pork stir-fry
--Orange Pork with Scallions

Orange Pork with Scallions
Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2007 Copyright 2006

1 pound pork tenderloin
2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)I used one clove of fresh garlic
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/3 cup diagonally cut green onions
Sliced green onions (optional)

Cut pork into 2 x 1/4-inch-wide strips. Combine pork and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a bowl; toss well. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch, broth, and next 4 ingredients (through salt).

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness; stir frequently. Remove pork from pan.

Heat oil in pan. Add carrots, 1/4 cup water, ginger, and garlic to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return pork to pan. Stir in broth mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 30 seconds. Stir in 1/3 cup onions. Serve immediately. Garnish with sliced onions, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup pork mixture)

This was a simple, tasty stir-fry. It was colorful and flavorful. I loved using the thin cut carrots (they're marked 'shredded' but they're more like matchsticks) since they cook up quickly and I don't like my carrots too crunchy. I chose this recipe since I only needed to pick up the carrots and the green onions to make it. I'd call it a winner.

Did I mention that my new Cuisinart Griller already bit the dust? I turned it on to use it two weeks ago and even though it wasn't even on high, it kept getting hotter and hotter. It was smoking. That was very disappointing since those things aren't cheap. They sent me a new one that just arrived so hopefully I won't have any more trouble.

Blast From The Past: Stir-Fried Pork with Sweet Onions from June 2007. I love pork in a stir-fry.

Question of the Day: Have you ever had a small appliance replaced by the manufacturer? I don't think I've ever had anything break this quickly. They were very good about it but I will need to pay the postage to return the old one.


The Tomball Three said...

That hardly seems fair! They should pay the postage on that one. I would send it COD. You already have your new one, what can they do?

I love your blog. I read it daily. Always looking to cook new things. I get bored so easily AND I'm getting married, so I'm trying not to bore him to death too!

Randi said...

Did you get it from Amazon? If so, they'll send you a prepaid label for postage.


~~louise~~ said...

Hi Paula,

Just happened upon your blog. It is just GREAT! I also consider myself a "cookbook junkie." I also happen to live in PA.

I will be back for more, more, MORE!

Heather said...

I have never had that happen to me, but what a bummer!
I am glad you have your new one.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

It wasn't from Amazon, Randi. It was purchased locally but over 30 days ago and I doubt my husband kept the receipt.

There was also an additional $10 charge for replacement that they waived. I should be POd about the shipping but since they aren't asking for a receipt or anything, I'll let it slide. Fortunately I only need to ship it to a neighboring state.

I'm really not sure what would happen if they didn't get the other one back. They have my address so they could bill me for the second one, I guess.