Stir Fried Pork with Snow Peas and Ginger
- 1 pound pork, preferably shoulder, trimmed of external fat
- 2 tablespoons peanut or neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 cups trimmed snow pea pods
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, plus more as needed
- Juice of 1/2 lime (1-1/2 Tbs.)
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup minced scallions for garnish
1. Slice the pork as thinly as you can (it's easier if you freeze it for 15 to 30 minutes first). Cut the slices into bite-size pieces.
2. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. immediately add half the oil and all the pork. Cook, stirring occasionally until the pork browns and loses all traces of pink, about 3 minutes. Transfer the pork to a bowl and lower the heat to medium.
3. Add the remaining oil to the skillet and add the 2 tablespoons ginger and garlic. Stir once or twice. As soon as the garlic begins to color-after about 15 seconds-return the heat to high and add the pea pods. Stir frequently, just until pea pods soften and begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
4. Add the pork back to the skillet and stir for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon ginger, stir, turn off the heat, and taste, adding more soy sauce if necessary. If the mixture is drier than you like, add a bit of water and heat through. Garnish with the scallion and serve immediately.