Polynesian Stir-Fry Recipe
- 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 pork tenderloin (1 pound), 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in 2 teaspoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
- 3. 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.
- 4. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
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.
Reviews for Polynesian Stir-Fry
"This looked & smell good, but did not have much flavor at all. Too many steps for an o.k. meal. Disappointing."
"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."
"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""
"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."
"This is VERY good! My family loved it and we will be doing it again."
"Low-fat or not this is an excellent recipe which I will fix again and again."