These days, I’m lucky to find any uninterrupted time in the kitchen. New recipes usually come on the fly and stem from a need to feed my family something different from the same old-same old. With all of the delicious aromatics used in Asian cuisine, I’ve always leaned more towards these recipe types when concocting a new dish. Not only does sauteed garlic, onion, and ginger make the end dish taste amazing, smelling it as it cooks is equally as amazing. As far as today’s recipe goes, if you don’t have ground pork, feel free to use any ground meat that you have on hand. I recommend them all except, maybe, ground lamb. The recipe can also be simplified using dried aromatics, such as ground ginger, onion, and garlic. However, the end result may not be quite as rich in flavor. I chose to serve our pork with a side of rice for the husband and kiddos, as well as some steamed broccoli and radish for myself. Overall, this recipe can easily be prepped beforehand and quickly thrown in a skillet before mealtime, making it a great meal for any busy individual like myself.
Scallion Pork Stir-fry
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup sliced scallions
- 1/2 large yellow onion, sliced
- 1/2 tsp fish sauce
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Avocado oil
- Finely mince garlic and ginger, slice scallions on a bias, and onion into 1/4 inch slices
- Heat avocado oil in a skillet on medium-low and then add scallions and onion, sauteing until just turning translucent, then add in garlic and ginger, sauteing until fragrant.
- Add in ground pork and sautee until just beginning to cook through, then add in fish sauce, coconut aminos, and maple syrup.
- Turn the heat up to medium and continue to cook until the sauce has reduced slightly and the pork is cooked through.
- Serve with cauliflower rice or your choice of vegetables.
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