Monday, February 25, 2013

Pork tenderloin, apples, onions, and asparagus

You will need

1 pork tenderloin, sliced into 0.5 inch cubes
3 tablespoons of Chinese five spice powder
thumb sized knob of ginger
2 garlic cloves
A similar amount of cilantro stalks (probably 1/4 of a bunch)
Crushed red pepper to taste
2 diced yellow onions
2 apples
Juice of 2 lemons
1 bunch of asparagus sliced into 1" long peices (discard the woody parts near the root end)

First slice up the pork into 0.5 inch on a side cubes.  Place in a bowl and cover with the Chinese five spice powder.

Next slice mince the ginger, garlic, and cilantro stalks and slice up the onion, asparagus, and apples.  Put the apples in a separate bowl and douse with the lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.

Now that everything is prepped, put a frying pan or wok on at high heat with some olive oil.  When hot briefly brown the pork in two batches. Don't cook it all the way through, just brown the outside. When it's brown, remove from the pan.

After finishing with the pork, put some more oil in the pan and add the ginger, garlic, cilantro, and crushed red pepper on medium heat. Stir fry for a minute and the add the onions.  When the onions are soft (about 3 minutes) add the asparagus.  At this point, it can be useful to cover the pan to help steam the asparagus (about 3 minutes)

When the asparagus is tender, drain the lemon juice from the apples and add them to the pan along with the browned pork.  Cook stirring continuously until the apples are soft and the pork is cooked through (about 3 minutes).

Eat - maybe 3-4 servings.
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