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Quick Ginger Pork Recipe
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Quick Ginger Pork Recipe

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My husband and I are empty nesters. It was a challenge learning to cook for just two again, but recipes like this give us delicious scaled-down dinners.—Esther Johnson Danielson, Lawton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce; calculated without rice) equals 227 calories, 11 g fat (0 saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in oil until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar and ginger; add to skillet. Combine water and cornstarch until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Quick Ginger Pork in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p10

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce; calculated without rice) equals 227 calories, 11 g fat (0 saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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