Sunday, February 15, 2009

I believe I've mentioned before that we love to eat. Like a hundred times, right? Sometimes a simple, old fashioned, comfort food; dishes like spaghetti, meat & potatoes, casseroles. However, Hubby has a very hard time with that. He loves to experiment with food and wants each dish he makes to explode with flavor. He'll search online until he finds a recipe that intrigues him. He's almost always a fantastic judge of recipes. This was no exception.

Chile Pork Stir-Fry with Green Beans

4 1/2 Tbl frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 Tbl hoisin sauce
1 1/2 Tbl reduced-sodium soy sauce
3/4 tsp Asian chili paste
2 tsp dark sesame oil
1 1/2 lb green beans, halved crosswise
1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin, thinly sliced - 1/8 inch thick
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

1. Whisk orange juice concentrate, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and chili paste in small bowl.
2. Heat oil in wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot. Cook green beans 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 3 Tbl water; cook 4-6 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
3. Add pork, green onions and water chestnuts; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add hoisin mixture; cook 1 minute or until pork is pale pink in center and sauce is slightly thickened.

What I really liked about this recipe was the hint of orange juice in it. We served it over brown rice, but I imagine that basmati rice would be excellent as well!

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