Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce(Cook's Illustrated) Recipe

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Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce(Cook's Illustrated)
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  1. 1. Whisk all sauce ingredients together in bowl. Set aside.
  2. 2. Cut pork into 2” lengths and then cut each length into 1/4” matchsticks. Combine pork with baking soda and water in bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  3. 3. Rinse pork in cold water. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels. Whisk rice wine and cornstarch in bowl. Add pork and toss to coat.
  4. 4. For the stir fry, combine garlic, scallion whites, chili paste in bowl.
  5. 5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large non stick pan over high heat until just smoking. Add mushrooms and cook stirring frequently until tender, 4 minutes. Add water chestnuts and cook for additional 2 to 4 minutes until tender. Transfer vegetables to separate bowl.
  6. 6. Add remaining 3 tbsp oil to pan and place over medium low heat. Add garlic scallion mixture and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Transfer 1 tbsp garlic scallion oil to small bowl and set aside. Add pork to skillet and cook until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk sauce to recombine and add to skillet. Increase heat to high and cook stirring constantly until thickened and pork cooked thru, 1 to 2 minutes. Return vegetables to skillet and combine. Transfer to platter, sprinkle with scallion greens and reserved garlic scallion oil and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 281.19 Kcal (1177 kJ)
Calories from fat 168.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.71g 29%
Cholesterol 50.46mg 17%
Sodium 821.94mg 34%
Potassium 410.11mg 9%
Total Carbs 10.9g 4%
Sugars 3.78g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 6%
Protein 17.83g 36%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 7%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 158.63 Kcal (664 kJ)
Calories from fat 95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.56g 29%
Cholesterol 28.47mg 17%
Sodium 463.68mg 34%
Potassium 231.35mg 9%
Total Carbs 6.15g 4%
Sugars 2.13g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 6%
Protein 10.06g 36%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 7%
Iron 0.5mg 5%
Calcium 13mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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