This easy stir-fry explores the exquisite flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1995


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ginger, peppers, garlic, 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce, 1 tablespoon of the orange juice, cornstarch and black pepper in a shallow dish. Add pork and toss to coat it with marinade. Set aside to marinate for 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Mix sugar, the remaining 2 tablespoons fish sauce and 1 tablespoon orange juice in a small bowl.

  • Heat a wok over high heat. Swirl in 1 teaspoon of the oil. Add onions and cook, stirring, until limp and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onions to a plate. Wipe out the pan. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan and increase heat to high. Slowly drop in pork and stir-fry until browned and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the reserved fish sauce/orange juice mixture and the reserved onions; toss until the pork is coated with sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; dietary fiber 1.8g 7% DV; sugars 7.9g; fat 6.1g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 73.7mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 161.9IU 3% DV; vitamin c 19.5mg 32% DV; folate 20.5mcg 5% DV; calcium 33.7mg 3% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 43.3mg 16% DV; potassium 635.7mg 18% DV; sodium 660.1mg 26% DV; thiamin 1.2mg 119% DV; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Great Flavors! Not hard to make and really excellent. Now that pork tenderloins are gigantic (how did that happen?) you can substitute lean loin without much difference I think. A real revelation of the mix of oj and fish sauce! Pros: Unexpected combination Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it frequently for friends and family. I often prepare it a day ahead and I like more sauce so I double up there. It is quick to make. The complex flavors get rave reviews. Read More