My mom taught me how to make this very tasty stir-fry. My boyfriend loves it so much I make it at least once a week! You can use virtually any combination of vegetables and meat you like, but the combination of sauces is essential. Serve over steamed rice
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 center cut pork chops, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
Slice pork as thinly as possible. Working with partially frozen chops makes this easier. In a medium bowl, mix pork with mirin, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Cover, and let marinate in refrigerator while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
Slice mushrooms, green pepper, green part of green onions, and set aside. Mince white part of green onions, garlic, and ginger.
Heat wok or large skillet over medium heat, then coat with sesame oil. Saute minced green onion, garlic, and ginger until fragrant. Increase heat to high. Squeeze marinade off pork, and place pork into wok. Reserve marinade. Cook and stir until pork is no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, green pepper, and sliced green onion. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in reserved marinade, and cook about 2 minutes.
The amount of sauce you add depends on your taste, or the amount of meat or vegetables you have decided to cook. Do not let the dish get too soupy. If you don't mind the taste, you could add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken the sauce. What's key are the proportions of the sauce: 1 part each rice wine and rice vinegar, to 2 parts soy.