I am back! But still, apologies that I have been so boring lately. No baking. No cooking. No nothing except for those eating out and ding dong bell posts.
Not that I have not been cooking, but I have been cooking those same old things that have been published before or those dishes that are too simple to be considered the subject of a post.
And then there are those dishes that I cooked, but have no time to post or am not inspired to write about. To the non-bloggers, do you know that it is not that easy to write a post? All those stories that come with the recipes take time and inspiration to write.
I have been quite busy/stressed at work (hence the recent break) and with work issues in my head, it's not easy to be inspired. But I am back, feeling much rested mentally, and hence this post on something that has been sitting in my folder for many many weeks.
When I watched Maangchi's video for this Spicy Stir Fried Pork, I was quite convinced to try it because everything is basically dumped into the frying pan - pork, marinade and all and then stir fried - just like that, done in 15 minutes or so.
But instead of doing that, I chose to do things the conventional way which is to marinate the meat first. I find that it's easier for me to prep overnight and then stir fry the marinated meat the next day.
As expected, the result did not disappoint and it was a swift and easy dish to prepare. The level of spiciness can be adjusted to your own taste by adding more or less hot pepper flakes which can pack quite a punch. I think this recipe would also be great with chicken.
Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Pork
Recipe source : Maangchi
- 500g pork collar, cut into cubes
Marinade (mix together) :
- 2 tbsp hot pepper paste (gochujang)
- 2 tbsp light soya sauce
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp hot pepper flakes (gochugaru), or to taste
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced (I used garlic press)
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 1 medium sized yellow onion, sliced
- 3 stalks spring onions, sliced
- 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1. Marinate the pork with the marinade overnight in the fridge.
2. Bring out to room temperature 30-45 minutes before cooking.
3. Heat pan and add a tablespoon of oil.
4. Add marinated pork and stir fry for 25-30 minutes or until cooked.
5. Add sliced onion and stir fry briefly.
6. Dish out and garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.