Common ingredients and a little bit cooking effort could produce great flavors. The Pork with Green Pepper recipe I am about to write about today is a great example of that!
I am also a big fan of dishes like pulled pork. They tastes amazing, however, it is a little bit time consuming to prepare. So when I need to make a quick but tasty meal after work with pork as the main ingredient, this is my go-to dish.
The key for getting a good flavor into the pork is marinating it before cooking. I used salt and black pepper for seasoning, and the usage of oil and starch helps to keep the meat tender and juicy after quick stir-frying.
I like to enjoy this dish with a bowl of rice so the rice will soak up all the flavors. I also think the crunchiness of the green pepper, tenderness of the meat and softness of the rice all complement each other very well. That’s a nice reward for a short 20 minutes of cooking effort.
Below is a overview of how to make this dish. The total time needed is about 20 minutes, yay! Next time, I am going to share a “Potato Pancakes” recipe, come back to check it out!
Below is the recipe for this dish. I would love hear from you guys, leave me a comment below!
- a quarter pound pork sirloin, cut into strings
- 3-4 long green chili pepper, sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for cooking
- For marinating the pork:
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine
- ¼ teaspoon potato starch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- For seasoning:
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- Whisk oil, cooking wine, potato starch, salt and pepper in a bowl and marinate the pork for about 10 minutes.
- Mix oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, water, vinegar and sugar in a bowl to serve as the seasoning later.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, stir in the pork and cook for about 2 minutes until changes color and remove from the pan.
- Turn to high heat, and add the green pepper into the pan, stir fry for about 2 minutes until soft.
- Turn the heat back down to medium-high, add the pork back into the pan and pour in the sauce, stir for another 1-2 minutes, remove from pan and serve.