Pork & Asparagus Stir Fry

5 reader reviews / 4.6 stars average

Tender, delicious and loaded in health benefits it is hard to resist this pork and asparagus stir fry.

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May in Michigan means one thing: asparagus season!!

Why should you start eating asparagus?

1) Antioxidants:  Asparagus is loaded in antioxidants which help neutralize the effects of damaging free-radicals. In other words: it fights off cancer!

2) Amino Acids act as a natural diuretic which helps the body release fluids and rid the body of excess salt.

3) Anti-Aging: This tasty veggie may help fight cognitive decline.

4) Vitamins: From fiber to folate to Vitamin K – this veggie is jam-packed with powerful nutrients.

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Pork & Asparagus Stir Fry

Pork & Asparagus Stir Fry

5 reader reviews / 4.6 stars average
Tender, delicious and loaded in health benefits it is hard to resist this pork and asparagus stir fry.
PREP: 20 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 30 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin (cut in cubes)
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1 tbs Shaohsing or sherry (Chinese rice cooking wine)
  • ¼ c soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger (grated)
  • ½ tbs chili garlic paste
  • 1 in bunch asparagus (sliced 1″ thick)
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • ¼ c scallions (diced)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, wisk together corn starch, garlic, Shaoshing wine and 2 tbs soy sauce.
  • Add pork cubes and set aside to marinade for at least 15 minutes or longer (in the fridge.)
  • Once pork has marinated, heat a wok or a large saute pan over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add ginger and chili paste and heat for 30 seconds to release flavors.
  • Toss in asparagus and saute for 2-3 minutes; remove from pan.
  • Add pork and all of the soy marinade into the pan and stir fry for 5-6 minutes or until browned.
  • Add remaining 2 tbs soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and scrape up brown bits from bottom of pan.
  • Toss in the reserved asparagus and sesame oil and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Notes

Good source of iron.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 25.7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 168mgFiber: 0.9g
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