Monday, September 27, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - EASY PORK AND CABBAGE STIR FRY - SERVES 4

Today's recipe I found at a blog called Savory Moments hosted by Amy.  You can see the original recipe here.  Amy has lots of wonderful recipes on her blog, and I know you will enjoy if you would  like to visit her.  Her Sour Cream and Raisin Oatmeal Squares are something I would like to try soon, among many other recipes.   We made this for the first time on March 6th, 2021.


Easy Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry - serves 4


For the sauce:

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup cold water

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 packed teaspoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon (more or less to taste) Sriracha

1 tablespoon cornstarch

 

For the stir fry:

1 lb. ground pork

4 green onions, sliced with greens and whites separated

4 cups packed chopped green cabbage

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 cup white rice, cooked to package directions, for serving


Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a large glass measuring cup or a bowl. Set aside.

Heat a wok or heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the pork. Cook, stirring frequently, until it is cooked through. 

Pour the pork into a colander and drain all but about 2 teaspoons of fat.

Place the pan back on the stove and stir in the cabbage and white portions of green onions. Cook for about 2 minutes, just until the cabbage starts to soften. 

Return the pork to the pan.

Stir in the sauce and let it come to a bubble and thicken. Stir to coat and stir in the cilantro.

Serve immediately with a side of rice and extra Sriracha, if desired.

This was an excellent meal, thank you Amy!

A few changes.

We had no cilantro so used parsley.  A lot of times and when low on certain ingredients, I am using what I have on hand just before our next shopping run.  However, parsley was a good substitute and I like the color it added.

We had no green onion so used regular white onions.

Hubs added a tablespoon of his hot chili paste.  We would add more next time for more heat.

At the table we added a dash or two of low-sodium soy sauce on the top.

There are plenty of leftovers and we are looking forward to enjoying this for two or three days.

I think this would be a good meal to freeze.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great week and Bon Appetit!




28 comments:

  1. Stirfrys are wonderful aren't they? Quick, versatile and tasty. And they do make excellent leftovers too.

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  2. Sounds delicious. I think I'd use cubed pork loin for more flavor. Yummy.

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  3. Hello Denise,
    Another delicious meal, looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and you are very welcome. Happy new week to you also :)

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    1. Muito obrigado. Um abraço e uma boa semana para você também :)

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  5. Sounds delicious. A couple of these ingredients are things I never have so I would need to substitute.

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    1. Thank you Ann, this is a great meal for substitutions :)

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  6. Looks a useful recipe to have and the oatmeal squares.
    Have a lovely day
    Wren x

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  7. I will have to try this, I have ground pork and cabbage on hand, thanks Denise.

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    1. You are very welcome Christine and thank you :)

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  8. This sounds like an excellent recipe. So easy especially since you are using ground pork. No need to slice it. I have printed out the recipe and shall try it soon.

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    1. Great, thank you Gigi :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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  9. Pork and cabbage really are yummy together. I like that you share your substitutions in your recipes. Thank you for giving your critique, it looks like a winner.

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    1. We think so too and we love anything with cabbage. So glad you enjoy my recipes Martha Ellen :)

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  10. That looks really nice and would taste lovely.

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  11. Sounds a good combination of flavours, many thanks for sharing this recipe.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are very welcome Jan, and thank you :) All the best!

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  12. this sounds so good, wonderful ingredients that go so well together!! i don't really like cilantro!! have a really nice day today!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, we enjoyed it very much. 40 years ago friends fixed pizza for dinner and it had a lot of cilantro on it. We couldn’t tolerate the taste, then around 5 years ago we tried it again by accident. Lo and behold we enjoyed it and started using it in several meals. We had always swapped it out for parsley until then. We were very surprised how much we enjoyed it. The first time round we thought it was awful and we hear a lot from people who think it tastes soapy.

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