Spicy Orange Pork

Spicy Orange Pork

One of the favorite components of this food blog is how effortless everything looks. When in reality, many of my recipes are a result of significant research, shopping and multiple rounds of testing. This one is no exception. All of the former versions were great, but didn’t quite hit my standards for flavor. It wasn’t until I discovered pork as the best foundation for the rich spicy orange sauce. Then I knew it was time to share it with the world.

Now that it is the beginning of yet another work week. I say lets start it off with a little spice! There will be no need to preheat the oven or plug-in any complicated gadgets. This meal is so easy to prepare, I guarantee it will be on your table before my next blog post.

Spicy Orange Pork
 
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Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 4-6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lbs. thick boneless pork chop, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbl. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice, about half an orange
  • 2 Tbl. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbl. honey
  • 1 Tbl. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp. Asian chili sauce
  • 2 Tbl. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbl. minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup scallions, small chopped
Instructions
  1. Toss corn starch and pork in a small bowl and set aside. Next, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, and Asian chili sauce until well combined. Set aside.
  2. On medium high, preheat the vegetable oil in a wok or pan with high sides. Stir-fry the garlic for 30 seconds. Do not let the garlic burn. Next, add the pork and stir-fry constantly for 3 – 5 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  3. Finally, add the liquid mixture and green onions; cook for 2 – 4 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Serve with brown rice and your choice of steamed vegetables.
Author's Note
If you don’t like pork, you can easily substitute any protein. If you are vegetarian, I even encourage you to try a meat alternative.

Comments

  1. Googler says

    This is excellent and easy. I used boneless pork chops and added chopped red bell pepper. Tonight I’m making it again with chicken and adding ginger. Thanks for the winning recipe.

  2. 1sttimecook says

    I tried the recipe just now and the sauce was awesome! I added green bell pepper instead of scallions for texture and also added small orange slices at the end of cooking. next time i might try frying the pork a little bit for a little crunch and add salt on cornstarch. thanks for the recipe!

  3. lakeside girl says

    Great recipe! Delicious, quick and easy to prepare. I used sliced pork tenderloin and added a little ginger to mine. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    Hey Hungry, I almost always have Asian chili sauce on hand. If you like it really spicy, add a little more to give it a kick. I tested the recipe with 1 tablespoon of sauce before and it was a little too spicy for me.

  5. says

    I love the combination of Prok and Orange – I also add a good dose of ginger to mine – but your recipe loos amazing… definitely will give it a stumble :)

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