Garlic Ginger Glazed Pork

Ingredients

  • 8oz pork loin, thinly sliced and bite-sized pieces

  • 1/2 cup Honey Roasted Garlic sauce

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like things)

  • 3/4 tsp powdered ginger

  • Sesame oil

  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Choose a skillet that is large enough to place all the pieces in a single layer without overcrowding; if necessary, cook them in two batches.

  2. Place enough sesame oil in the skillet to thinly coat the bottom (usually around 2-3 Tbsp, once oil is heated) and heat over a medium flame until the oil "shimmers".

  3. While you're waiting for the oil to heat up, combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  4. Once oil is heated, place the strips of pork in the pan, leaving room between pieces for the steam to escape as it cooks.

  5. Leave the pieces undisturbed for 1-2 minutes, until they have browned and easily release from the pan. Flip over and cook another 1-2 minutes, until the pork is not quite done.

  6. Remove pork from the pan and set aside.

  7. Carefully pour the contents of the bowl into the hot pan; be careful as it will start to bubble Immediately and may possibly splatter a little.

  8. Let the sauce cook down until it become a syrupy consistency that will stick to the pork.

  9. Add the pork back into the pan, stir together with the sauce, and let cook 2-3 more minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is now a thick glaze.

  10. Remove and serve, spooning extra glaze on top and sprinkling with sesame seeds if desired. (The photo shows it served with Ancient Black Rice and diced cooked carrots)