Chinese Style Pork & Celery: A Healthy Stir Fry Pork Recipe
By Nicole Hopping December 18, 2012 No Comments
Believed to have originated in China in response to fuel shortages, stir frying uses intense heat in short intervals to evenly cook food. It follows then, that once you start stir-frying, things move quickly so it’s best to have all ingredients prepared beforehand.
After my mother-in-law introduced it to me, this healthy and quick cooking Chinese stir fry became a go-to dish for an easy, weeknight meal. Pair with brown rice or soba noodles to make it a balanced meal.
Chinese Style Pork & Celery
Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon fish oil, divided
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or canola oil, divided
- ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- ¼ cup water
- ½ green jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (add more if you prefer a spicy dish)
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 1.5lb boneless pork loin, thinly sliced
In a small bowl whisk together the corn starch and soy sauce. Add pork and toss to coat. Set aside.
Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Add ¼ teaspoon of the fish oil, 1.5 tablespoons olive oil, chicken bouillon powder, water, jalapeno, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring every 30 seconds, for 3 minutes. Remove from wok and set aside.
In the same wok, add the remaining ¼ teaspoon fish oil and 1.5 tablespoons olive oil. Stir pork mixture and add to wok. Cook, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes. Add celery mixture back into the wok, mix together. Serve immediately.