Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pork and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

1. Ingredients
*1 pound boneless pork loin
*3 tablespoons cornstarch
*3 tablespoons vegetable oil
*1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces
*4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
*2 eggplants (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch cubes
*1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
*1 cup chicken broth
*1/2 cup store-bought stir-fry sauce

2. Directions
1. Cut the pork into 1/4-inch-thick slices, then cut the slices into 1/4-inch-thick slivers. Toss with 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
2. In a large skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over mediumhigh heat. Add the scallions and garlic; cook, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the pork and cook, stirring, until just no longer pink, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to the skillet, add the eggplant and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together the chicken broth, stir-fry sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch; pour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the pork mixture to the skillet and stir until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.