A few days ago, I posted a Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe. Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy Chinese stir fry recipe in which I’ve also incorporated honey and lemon. This dish tastes sweet and tangy with a little heat from fresh red chillies. You can substitute the pork with either chicken or fish because this honey-lemon flavoured sauce is pretty versatile and works with most proteins. If you’re going for fish, it’s better to dip the fish slices in egg wash, coat with flour and then shallow fry them till golden brown. Add the fried fish in Step 5 of this recipe after the sauce is ready. In this way, the fish meat wouldn’t break apart and would still maintain the crispiness of the exterior.
If you’re only making this recipe as one main dish to have with rice, the portion would be just nice for 2-3 persons but if it is one of few dishes, then it can be comfortably shared between 4.
Honey Lemon Pepper & Pork Stir Fry Recipe
Ingredients (serves 3-4 as one of few dishes)
360g pork tenderloin, sliced into strips
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp sunflower oil
1 large red bell pepper, seeded & sliced
1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded & sliced
2 red chillies, sliced
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Sauce: (combine in a bowl)
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp oyster sauce
juice from 1/2 lemon
3 tbsp water
1 tsp corn flour
1. Marinate pork with wine, sesame oil and light soy sauce. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Heat oil in pan, add the pork and stir fry till the meat is no longer pink.
3. Add bell peppers and stir fry for 1 minute.
4. Add sauce ingredients and allow to cook till sauce slightly thickens.
5. Stir in chilli and sesame seeds. Serve with steamed rice.