Thursday, February 4

Jamaican Pork Stir Fry

Originally I was going to write about pancakes but after tasting this Jamaican pork stir fry I had to write about it instead. Confession: I have never had Jamaican style food before. I know. I am a bit sheltered. So this being a new experience I had some cash on hand to order a pizza incase it didn't work out - as you can guess - it was amazing and the pizza guy never needed to show up. Must try this easy dinner.

The recipe was adapted from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Jan 2007 Page 108
Jamaican Pork Stir - Fry 
Start to finish 20 minutes
Serves 4


1 Tbs oil (used light olive oil)
16oz pkg frozen stir fry veggies (found one with long green beans, peppers, broc) find one your family likes
12 oz pork strips for stir-frying (used pork stew meat - love buying meat already cut up)

2 tsp Jamaican jerk seasoning
1/2 cup bottled plum sauce ( I had to look around for this but found it at a bigger grocery store)
soy sauce (used prob 1/4 cup or less)
dry roasted unsalted peanuts (handful)
2 cups of hot rice or pasta or tortillas or a combo of two

1. In a wok or skillet heat oil over medium
2. Pour frozen veggies into pan and stir around to break up big clumps
3. Cook for 5 minutes having a bowl nearby to deposit them into after they become tender crisp
4. Remove veggies from pan
5. Toss seasoning with pork (now or before in the day if you want to give it a good dry rub)

6. Add pork to wok/skillet and more oil if necessary - I needed more oil prob 1-2 Tbs
7. Cook meat for 5-6 minutes until almost completely done (no pink)
8. Add plum sauce over meat and stir around so everything is covered

9. Return the veggies to the pan
10. Gently toss, heat through
11. Season with soy sauce and peanuts just before serving
12. Serve with heated tortillas (wrap in foil and heat in the oven 4-5 minutes at 350 degrees) or 2 cups hot rice 

See its easy. This makes 4 servings although we ate 3 servings just my husband and I for dinner. So do make more rice or add an additional side if you are needing 4 adult sized servings.  

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