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Pork & Asparagus Stir Fry

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

    pork and asparagus stir fry on a plate

    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 and asparagus stir fry on a plate

    Pork & Asparagus Stir Fry

    4.5 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
    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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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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