Win a Pork Be Inspired gift pack! Tangerine Pork Stir Fry
I constantly find myself stuck in a cooking rut. Making the same rotating meals, my taste buds crave creativity topped with a dose of inspiration. One meal that could use some shaking up: my go-to pork chop recipe.
Naïve in the kitchen, the only inventive design I found for pork was a thick breading slathered with applesauce. Thanks to the National Pork board, my new recipe collection transforms this seemingly average ingredient into recipe after recipe of deliciously creative dishes.
Protein rich pork packed with new flavors makes for delicious meals no matter what the occasion. While difficult to narrow down a favorite from all of the savory dishes available at Porkbeinspired.com, one dish that especially overturns my pork stereotype combines tangerine flavors, stir fry techniques, and fresh spices to make a savory and sweet meal worth raving about.
Try this recipe for yourself and watch how new flavors inspire the chef within you!
Tangerine Pork Stir Fry
Pre Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 pound boneless center loin chops, cut into 1/4-inch slices, trimmed
- 1 cup white rice, or brown rice
- 7-8 seedless tangerines*, OR 3 navel oranges, divided*
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons canola oil
- 1/2 large red onion, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Prepare rice according to package directions. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until ready to serve.
- While rice is cooking, halve and squeeze 5 or 6 tangerines or 2 oranges to yield 2/3 cup of juice. In a medium bowl, whisk together juice, soy sauce, honey, and cornstarch. Set aside. Remove peel off remaining 2 tangerines or 1 orange. Cut half of peel into 1/4-inch strips (discard remaining peel). Set aside. Cut fruit into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
- In a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Add fruit peel and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add onion and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add pork and stir-fry until pork is cooked through and onion is crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add juice mixture and fruit and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 1 minute.
- Serve stir-fry over rice sprinkled with cilantro, if desired.
*You can also use 2/3 cup tangerine or orange juice, plus 2 tangerines or 1 orange. In that case, skip the step that instructs you to juice the fruit.
- Calories: 440 calories
- Protein: 37 grams
- Fat: 10 grams
- Sodium: 1220 milligrams
- Cholesterol: 85 milligrams
- Saturated Fat: 2 grams
- Carbohydrates: 51 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
Pork cooking tips:
- Do not overcrowd pork cuts when sautéing.
- Leaving space between them will allow them to brown and cook more evenly.
Win a Pork Be Inspired Prize Pack!
To celebrate the recent launch of the new Pork Be inspired campaign, the National Pork Board wants to provide you with the essential items needed to spark creativity in the kitchen from breakfast to dinner and everything in between! Pork’s versatility offers home cooks the opportunity to go beyond the basics and explore new meals with this inspirational protein.
The “Be Inspired with Pork” kit includes:
- Gift card to a local retailer (to purchase the pork)
- 11” Square Grill Pan
- 16-Jar Revolving Spice Rack
- Pork Be Inspired Cutting Board
- Digital Thermometer
- Copy of the Top Chef Cookbook, "How to Cook Like a Top Chef"
Here’s how to enter our Pork Be Inspired giveaway:
- Comment below and tell us your favorite pork dish.
This giveaway is now closed.
Matt Schuierer (@mattschuierer) is part of the Project Management team at Mom Central Consulting. As a self-proclaimed foodie, when Matt isn’t watching the Food Network you can find him fixing something up in the kitchen.
Disclosure: Mom Central received a Pork Be Inspired Kit to facilitate this review and giveaway.