Maybe not everyone knows this, but my eldest daughter has started her first year of “big school” in January. It is all very thrilling and exciting for all of us, though this has also brought a huge change in our routines. Let’s put it this way… I am now spending more time on the trains than I would care to. When we come back in the evening we are usually quite tired and as the days are getting shorter down here, I am left with very little time to prepare dinner. During such weekdays I particularly like stir fries as they are very quick to make, they are healthy they make a complete meal and taste delicious. I usually wash and cut all the veggies after lunch and put them back in the fridge, so that in the evening my dinner comes together pretty quickly. This particular stir fry was really tasty… the thin slices of pork absorb the marinade quite nicely and the sauce is gingery and sweet. I really love Kecap Manis (the Indonesian sweet soy sauce) as it adds a little extra sweetness to the dish. If you like stir fries, you will love this. My girls even liked the veggies in it (thanks Kecap Manis!)…. Serve it with some steamed rice and you will have a complete meal in no time!
- 500 gms – 1.1 lbs. pork fillet, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2.5 cm – 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ¼ cup kecap manis
- ¼ cup peanut or vegetable oil
- 3 green onions, sliced diagonally
- 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
- 1 bunch broccolini, cut into 5 cm – 2 inch pieces
- Steamed rice, to serve
- Mix together the honey, ginger, sesame oil and kecap manis in a bowl.
- Add the sliced pork and stir to coat. Let it marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Heat a wok over high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon of peanut or vegetable oil.
- Drain and reserve the marinade from the pork. Add half of the pork to the wok and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until sealed.
- Transfer to a plate and do the same for the remaining pork with another tablespoon of oil.
- Add the remaining oil, onions, capsicum, broccolini and the reserved marinade to the wok. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
- Return the pork to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute along with the vegetables.
- Serve hot with steamed rice.