Sesame Ginger Pork Stir Fry


Preparing a one-pan meal that’s quick, delicious, and healthy can seem daunting. Enter stir-fry! This meal comes together quickly and provides great nutrition in a short amount of time. Natural Grocers® Meat Standards ensure that animals have been humanely raised and sustainably farmed, and our Produce Standards guarantee our produce is always 100% organic, making this a meal omnivores can feel good about.

1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into bite-sized strips (to do this, slice the pork into 1-inch medallions and then slice those into thin strips)
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper
1 1⁄2 tablespoons organic toasted sesame oil, divided
4 cups organic broccoli florets and stems
2 large organic carrots, cut into small sticks
1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Raw and Unfiltered Honey
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Coconut Aminos
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Red Chili Flakes
2 cloves organic garlic, thinly sliced
  1-inch knob of organic ginger, thinly sliced
Optional for garnish
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic White Sesame Seeds
  organic green onions, thinly sliced

1. Place a wok or large skillet over low heat. While the skillet is heating, season the pork strips with salt and pepper. Increase the temperature to medium-high, add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, and swirl to coat the pan. Add the pork to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until it is no longer pink inside, 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Note: Do not overcrowd the pork; if necessary cook in two batches.

2. Add the remaining ½ tablespoon of sesame oil to the hot skillet and add the broccoli and carrots. Stir to combine. Partially cover and let cook, stirring every minute or so, until tender-crisp, 5-7 minutes.

3. While the vegetables cook, create a sauce by stirring together the arrowroot powder and water in a medium bowl until a slurry forms. Add the honey, coconut aminos, and red pepper flakes, and stir to combine.

4. Once the vegetables are tender-crisp, add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes. Add the pork back to the skillet and toss to combine, then pour in the sauce and gently toss together until the pork and vegetables are well coated. Bring to a quick boil, remove from heat, and let sit for 1-2 minutes.

5. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice and garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and/or sliced green onion. Serve with hotsauce if desired.


Beverage Pairing

Recommended Beverage Style: White Blend White Wine

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