Speedy and Delicious Hearty Pork Offcuts and Bean Sprout Stir-Fry
This dish turns economical pork offcuts into a fine dish. You'll be surprised by their tenderness and won't even realize that they're offcuts. Pour it over rice with the juices for an irresistible meal.
Place the pork and seasonings together in a plastic bag. Work the marinade into the meat.
Heat the vegetable oil in a pan, add the meat and spread it evenly (over medium heat). Sauté both sides while breaking the meat into smaller pieces until browned. Turn off the heat and remove from the pan.
Add the chives and bean sprouts and stir-fry over high heat. Add the marinade from Step 1, return the meat to the pan, sauté and serve.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted a recipe to prepare the vegetables while the meat is cooking. The katakuriko helps seal in the umami of the meat, and turns pork offcuts into a divine dish. Speedy, delicious, and easy-on-the-wallet, this recipe is a lifesaver before pay day.
The meat is seasoned before stir-frying, making it surprisingly tender. Be sure to remove the meat from the pan in Step 2. The katakuriko will eventually thicken the sauce, bringing the flavors together.