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Polynesian Stir-Fry

This restaurant quality meal blends the sweet taste of pineapple and apricot with crunchy veggies and tender pork. The peanuts add a special touch. Susie Van Etten -Chapmansboro, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Chopped unsalted peanuts, optional

Directions

  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set aside. For sauce, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, preserves and reserved pineapple juice; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in 2 teaspoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • Stir-fry onion and peppers in remaining oil for 3 minutes. Add pineapple; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pork; heat through. Serve with rice. Just before serving, sprinkle each serving with peanuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 339 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
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  • larissa766
    Feb 12, 2011

    delish!!!!

  • ericajo2001
    Oct 6, 2010

    This looked & smell good, but did not have much flavor at all. Too many steps for an o.k. meal. Disappointing.

  • angelasandoval
    Jul 16, 2010

    I felt it needed more sauce, so I think I'll double the amount of sauce next time. Used regular soy sauce and preserves and cashews in place of peanuts. This is not only quick & easy but delicious!

  • Hiker94
    Jul 3, 2010

    Excellent!

  • Zafira Fauxhall
    May 19, 2010

    My family always enjoys this quick and easy to prepare dish. I only make a few changes to the original recipe. As another reviewer stated, I also use half the amount of meat. I also add a couple of cloves of chopped garlic while sautéing the veggies and sprinkle on some crushed red pepper flakes before serving.

  • lv2knittoo
    Mar 19, 2010

    We loved this, it's a keeper. I made just as directed. My husband, "Mr. meat and potoes' guy" loved this. It's a "keeper"

  • MelanieDean
    Sep 25, 2009

    Very good!!! Halved the pork for the two of us but made full batch of sauce. I used toasted slivered almonds on top as I didn't have any peanuts.

  • lauriehengels
    Jul 18, 2009

    This is VERY good! My family loved it and we will be doing it again.

  • mchriste
    Jul 15, 2009

    I made this recipe with chicken rather than pork and it was excellent. I also substitued cashews for the peanuts as my daughter has a peanut allergy.

  • gypsymal
    May 25, 2009

    Low-fat or not this is an excellent recipe which I will fix again and again.