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Spicy Peanut Pork Recipe
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Spicy Peanut Pork Recipe

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"This dish has been a favorite of ours for several years," writes Dawn Behrens of Waipahu, Hawaii. "We really like the spicy-sweet Thai flavors. Cooking is my passion-I always enjoy trying new recipes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (about 5 ounces each), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces fresh snow peas
  • 1/4 cup sliced sweet red pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with reduced-fat peanut butter) equals 498 calories, 25 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 38 g protein.


  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a skillet, cook pork in oil until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the peas, red pepper, onions, garlic and ginger for 2 minutes. Return pork to the pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the water, peanut butter, sugar, soy sauce and cayenne until smooth. Pour over pork mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Peanut Pork in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"I was looking for a quick meal for my husband and me and this one fit the bill perfectly. I used broccoli instead of snow peas. I would make a couple of changes. First do not use organic peanut butter. It doesn't blend as well. Also I I would combine ingredients for the sauce and cook it down for a few minutes. Then add the sautéd vegetables and cooked meat so the vegetables are crisper and the sauce is a bit thicker. Otherwise it was delicious and my husband loved it."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Great flavors! simple to make and Ideal serving for 2."

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