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Easy Pork Stir Fry


A meal of pork stir fry arranged on a beautiful Chinese red platter.

Easy Pork Stir Fry

This recipe is bursting with flavours - ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil! Ready in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas
  • 1 large carrot, sliced thinly
  • 1 package dried chow mein noodles (454 g or 1 lb) (or substitute your favourite long noodle)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (canola, sunflower, peanut, etc.)
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted


  • Trim off the silver skin from the pork (this is the silvery-white connective tissue that is tough and doesn't dissolve upon cooking). Slice the pork into thin strips and place in a bowl.
  • Make the marinade / sauce. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil and rice vinegar. Pour about 1/3 of the marinade over the pork strips. Allow pork to marinate at room temperature while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Cook noodles in a large pot according to package directions. In the last minute of cooking, add snow peas and carrots to the pot. Drain noodles, snow peas and carrots, and rinse under cold water.
  • Heat oil on medium-high heat in a large frying pan or wok. Add the marinated pork. Stir fry for about 4-5 minutes or until the pork is no longer pink.
  • Add noodles and veggies to the frying pan or wok. Add green onions. Toss to mix all of the ingredients. Pour remaining marinade over noodles and toss so that noodles are evenly coated with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!


A meal of pork stir fry arranged on a beautiful Chinese red platter.
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Asian Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin recipe
Flavourful and tender, you’ll love this on its own, in a Bánh Mì or in a Cuban-style sandwich.

2 pork tenderloins (about ¾ – 1 lb each)
¼ cup light soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp Dijon or honey mustard
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

1. Trim off the silver skin on the pork tenderloin.
2. In a small bowl, make the marinade: whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, mustard, oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
3. Place the pork tenderloin in a large re-sealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight, turning the bag occasionally so that the pork is all coated.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
5. Transfer the pork tenderloin to a foil-lined baking dish.
6. Cook in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the centre reads 160°F.
7. Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.
8. Pour any remaining marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Drizzle over pork slices. Serve with green a green salad.
9. Use leftovers to make a Bánh Mì sandwich or a Cuban-style sandwich (see recipes below).

Makes 4-6 servings

Bánh Mì Sandwich
Slice a piece of French baguette lengthwise. Spread mayonnaise on each half of the bread. Add leftover pork slices, julienned cucumbers, julienned pickled carrots*, cilantro and a few slices of jalapeño pepper.

*To make Pickled Carrots: Combine ¼ cup white vinegar (or rice vinegar or cider vinegar) and ¼ cup white sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the carrots. Let the carrots stand for at least 30 minutes or overnight so that carrots soften. Drain well before adding to sandwich.

Cuban-style Sandwich

Slice a Panini roll lengthwise. Spread butter on the outside of each half. Spread mustard on the inside of each half. Add leftover pork slices, Swiss or provolone cheese and a few thin slices of pickles. Place sandwich in a heated Panini grill or sandwich press. Grill the sandwich until cheese has melted.

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