Posted by: laurawp | March 12, 2012

The other white meat… so sad for me…

yes, my husband cooks… the yummy stuff.  i cook the everyday stuff… that gets you by… and re-heats several times… ha!  The silver lining of the down turn in the economy; since we can’t afford to go out and eat… my husband, Kirby, has learned to cook!  He was always great at reading the menu and figuring out the most tasty thing to order… i was always envious of his food.  ha!  but now he reads the recipes and cooks for us… Yaye!

Tonight it was a rendition of Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry… ( I make the brown rice! )… except it was Pork and Asparagus w/Broccoli Stir-Fry.  We have pork loin chops in the freezer at all times… and have discovered that sliced and diced, they stir-fry real well!  It is Asparagus season… the big ones… yummm!

Pork and Asparagus w/Broccoli Stir-Fry

Marinate 2 pork loin chops, sliced and cut into 1″ pieces while you prepare the rest of the ingredients, (see below)

2 scallions, sliced round white and green parts,

2 cloves garlic, minced

1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, minced

1 T soy sauce

2 T sugar

1 T + 1 t cornstarch

1 1/4 t salt

1 T sherry

1 T dark sesame oil

about 2 T water

3 T peanut oil

2 C broccoli florets and tender stalk portions

1 lb Asparagus, snapped and cut into 1 1/4″ sections

3/4 to 1 t chili flakes, optional

1 T hoisin sauce

garnish: toasted sesame seeds, optional

cooked rice


In a medium bowl, toss the pork with the scallions, about half the garlic and ginger, the soy sauce, sugar, 1 t of the cornstarch, 1 t of the salt, the sherry, and the sesame oil.  Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.  Mix the remaining cornstarch with 1/3 C water.

Heat a large wok over hight heat.  Add 1 T oil and heat. Add the vegetables and stir-fry for 30 seconds.  Add the remaining garlic, ginger, 2 T water and season with 1/4 t salt and pepper.  Sitr-fry until the vegetables are bright green but still crisp, about 2 minutes.  Transfer to a plate.

Get the skillet good and hot again, and then heat 2 more T oil.  Add the pork and chili flakes if using.  Sitr-fry until the pork loses its raw colour and gets a little brown, about 3 minutes.  Add the hoisin sauce, return the vegetables to the pan and toss to  heat through.  Sitr in the reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil to thicken.  Add more water if needed to thin the sauce.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you like.  Mound the stir-fry on a serving platter or divide amoung 4 plates and garnish with sesame seeds, serve with rice.

ok… mmmm – yumm.  it’s good to eat well… at home!



  1. Laura, Thanks for the recipe. When will be in Virginia to fix it? Donna

  2. Maybe the next Fiber Jam should be held at your home. Your husband can cook all our meals! This recipe shoulds yummy!

  3. Yummm! recipes!

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