Spicy Basil Pork

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Before I share this recipe with you, I wanted to start off this post by saying happy anniversary to my husband, the resident veggie hater. ;-)

Three years ago today, a little after 6 PM we got married. 



I made this recipe quite a while ago but never got around to blogging it. I'm not sure why as we really enjoyed the recipe and like Amanda, I wish I had gotten a bigger pork tenderloin since there wasn't very much left over for me. 



Spicy Basil Pork
Source: Fake Ginger, originally from Apple a Day
Servings: 4
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Ingredients:
    • 1 1/4 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1 shallot, minced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1-2 tbsp. canola oil
    • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
    • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp. Sambal Oelek (chile paste)
    • 1 tbsp. sugar
    • 2 tsp. water
    • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
    • 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked

      Directions:
      1. Add canola oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the shallots and cook for 1 minute.
      2. Then add in the pork pieces and cook for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through. Add in the garlic.
      3. Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, Sambal Oelek, sugar and water. Then whisk in the cornstarch until fully dissolved.
      4. Add the sauce to the skillet and cook for 1 minute more, stirring frequently until all of the pork is coated and the sauce has thickened.
      5. Divide rice among plates and top with sauced pork. Garnish with sliced basil.
This is another dish that whips together really quickly, making it perfect for a week night. I served this along with steamed green beans, but bell peppers, broccoli or even sugar snap peas would be a nice dish dish. 

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