Mrs. Regueiro's Plate: Honey Sesame Pork

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Honey Sesame Pork

I was in the mood for Chinese food last night, and this dish definitely hit the spot. Eric and I love our usual Chinese place, PF Changs, we have a couple fave dishes that we always love to order. One of my faves is the Honey Sesame Chicken, but I substituted the meat for pork. Most of the ingredients you can find at the Asian aisle of your supermarket, or my fave stores: Trader Joes or Henry's Farmers Market. This was a easy & great meal, and I can't wait to eat the leftovers tonight!!

Honey Sesame Pork
Adapted from My Kitchen Snippets
1.5 pounds of pork *I used pork chops* cut to bite size pieces
1 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of cooking wine
1/2 tbsp of sesame oil
1 tsp of sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp rice flour or cornstarch
Salt & pepper to taste
Sauce:3 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
1.5 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/4 cup of water
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed
**White pepper, just a small amount.**
**Optional:1 tbsp of hot sauce - just to add some heat to the sauce.**

1. Marinate pork with soy sauce, wine, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper and set it aside for at least an hour. Just before frying mix the 2 types of flour together and mix it into the pork.
2. Prepare oil for frying. Fry pork until golden brown, dish out and drain the oil in paper towel. Remove all the oil from the pan.
3. Mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour it back into the pan. Bring it up to a boil and let the sauce thicken a bit.
4. Add in the pork and toss it gently until the pork is evenly coated with the sauce. Sprinkle the sesame seeds to the pork. I served the dish with stir-fry veggies, brown rice, and potstickers.

Note: You can substitute meat for chicken, beef and shrimp, too. The original dish called for chicken, but I love how pork absorbs the flavor.

Enjoy your chinese take-out at home!!
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