A quick and delicious stir fry of pork, ginger (lots of it), garlic and two pantry seasoning ingredients. Ginger Pork is a favorite weeknight dish, easy to prepare and full of flavor. Enjoy with a big bowl of rice for a complete meal. If you LOVE ginger, this is the dish for you.
I've been eating Ginger Pork for as long as I can remember. My mom cooked it for dinner growing up. I know it was going to be an extra tasty night when this was on the table!
Ginger Pork and Garlic Fish Sauce Eggplant are two of my favorite home cooking dishes. Two ingredients they have in common? Fish sauce and garlic...you can never go wrong with this combination ^_^
This is a simple dish, just pork and TONS of ginger. We are crazy about ginger in this family and Ginger Pork showcases the ginger beautifully. We add garlic for more flavor. And then season the dish with a combination of soy sauce and fish sauce. It is so delicious and perfect with a bowl of rice.
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
See recipe card for quantities.
Now let's get cooking!
Place the pork chops in the freezer for 10 minutes to help firm it. Then slice the pork chops very thin, as thin as you can. Set aside.
Saute garlic and ginger.
Add oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Then add the garlic and ginger.
Saute for 3-4 minutes until the garlic and ginger is fragrant and golden.
Add pork and seasonings.
Add the sliced pork followed by the soy sauce and fish sauce.
Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until the pork is cooked though (this should be fast because the pork is thinly sliced).
Serve and enjoy.
Turn off the heat, and spoon the ginger pork onto a serving dish. Eat and enjoy! This dish is most ideal with a big bowl of rice ^_^
Hint: Be ready to add the seasonings (soy sauce and fish sauce) right after you add the pork to the pan. It only takes a minute or two to cook the pork, so you need to move quickly.
Substitutions / Replacements
There are a few substitutions you can do this with recipe:
- Chicken - replace the pork with thinly sliced chicken.
- Soy Sauce - skip the soy sauce and use a little more fish sauce. We mainly use the soy sauce to give the dish a little more color, so it will still tasty very delicious without soy sauce!
- Ginger - this dish is all about the ginger but some people might find it too "hot" because it calls for a lot of ginger. You can reduce the amount of ginger, but I would recommend replacing it with more garlic.
This is not a delicate dish, it is bold and flavorful. I recommend making it as written in the recipe before trying out other substitutions and/or replacements.
All you need is a large pan (or wok).
Leftovers will keep for 2-3 days. Store in a covered container and reheat in the microwave (microwave in 30 second increments until hot).
We cook with ginger often on this blog. I love ginger and we go through a LOT of it. Do a quick search of "ginger" on this blog and you'll see that it appears it many of our recipes.
The only downside? It's a hassle to prepare ginger. From peeling to carefully cutting (we mostly use julienned ginger), it's a good amount of extra time.
Our solution? Prepare ginger in bulk. Every few weeks I set aside an hour to peel and julienne a few pounds of ginger. I turn on a good TV show and start peeling and cutting! Once everything is julienned, I divide the ginger between multiple Ziploc bags and store them flat in the freezer.
Then when we need ginger for a recipe, I take remove a bag from the freezer and let the ginger defrost in the refrigerator or countertop (when in a rush) and it's good to go ^_^
We cut the pork extra thin for a few reasons. First is so that it can cook quickly and be very tender to the bite.
Second is that when you cut it long and thin, it matches the julienne cut of the ginger. And when you get both the pork and ginger in one bite...ahh the texture is just right! Slice the pork as thin as you can get it ^_^
- Place the pork chops in the freezer for 10 minutes to help firm it. Then slice the pork chops very thin, as thin as you can. Set aside.
- Add oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Then add the garlic and ginger. Saute for 3-4 minutes until the garlic and ginger is fragrant and golden.
- Add the sliced pork followed by the soy sauce and fish sauce.
- Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until the pork is cooked though (this should be fast because the pork is thinly sliced).
- Turn off the heat, and spoon the ginger pork onto a serving dish. Eat and enjoy! This dish is most ideal with a big bowl of rice ^_^
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