Control the chile and you control the heat in this pork and vegetable stir-fry. Morsels of marinated pork are cooked quickly with ginger, carrots and fresh sugar peas, and then flavored with lime juice, soy, vinegar and sesame oil. Add chile oil to taste.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, cubed
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 3 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 3 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
- 2 green chile peppers, chopped
- 1/2 cup julienned carrots
- 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, julienned
- 2 teaspoons chili oil
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and water. Mix all together until smooth and stir in the pork cubes. Cover and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.
In a small bowl combine the lime juice, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, vinegar, 1 teaspoon cornstarch and sesame oil. Mix together and set aside.
Remove pork and marinade from refrigerator. In a large skillet or wok heat peanut oil until hot. Stir in ginger and chile pepper and saute for 1 minute. Then stir in pork with marinade, carrots, and sugar peas and stir-fry for 6 to 8 minutes or until pork is tender.
Pour in lime mixture, reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in hot chile oil, green onions and peanuts. Serve!