Thai Pork with Peanuts and Vegetables


Thai PorkThis is a great oriental pork dinner.  It doesn’t take long, it’s very good, and it’s a healthy choice.  You will need a Thai peanut sauce which you can buy at your local grocer.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds boneless pork loin
2 red bell peppers, diced
10 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 head of Bok Choy, cut into one-inch pieces
2 yellow zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, snipped into pieces
Thai peanut sauce
1/2 cup roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. Add one tablespoon oil to large skillet or wok.  Sauté the pork until it is just done and the pink is gone.  Set it aside.
  2. Add another tablespoon of oil.  Sauté the peppers, mushrooms, Bok Choy, zucchini, garlic and green onions until just tender-crisp.
  3. Add the pork back to the pan.  Add peanut sauce to suit, at least enough to coat the ingredients.  Cook and stir for another two or three minutes adding more sauce if necessary.  Add the roasted peanuts.

Serve with rice.

This is great fresh fruit salad with a Thai twist.  Instead of the soy sauce, try fish sauce or some Thai Chili Sauce.

For the dressing

3/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 green onion, very finely sliced
1/2 small Serrano pepper, seeded and very finely diced

Mix the lime juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce together, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.  Add the onion and pepper pieces.

For the salad

2 mangos, cut and diced
1 papaya, cut and diced
lettuce, shredded or other greens
peanuts, finely chopped

Mix the mango and papaya pieces together.  Arrange the fruit on beds of greens.  Drizzle with dressing.  Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

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