Pork loin is considered ‘the other white meat’. It is tasty and does not have excessive amounts of fat on it. It is generally not expensive. In this recipe you only need 1 pound and you will have a satisfying and delicious meal. This is one of those meals you can make fairly quickly. Here is what you will need for this:
1 pound pork loin – cut into large cubes
1 medium red onion – cut in half and sliced into one inch pieces
½ bell pepper – any color – cut into one inch slices
2 – 1 inch thick pineapple slices – cubed
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 TBS rice wine vinegar
1/2 TBS orange zest
½ tsp. dried red pepper flakes – optional
¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 TBS peanut oil
Season the pork with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar and orange zest. Stir well and set aside.
Heat a large skillet – or wok – with some peanut oil. Add the pork cubes and start browning the meat – about 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until pork is browning more evenly. Add the peppers and pineapple. Stir and cook for another few minutes. Add the liquid and red chili pepper flakes. Mix well and add the sesame oil. Allow everything to cook until liquid is almost gone and the meat and fruit are browned and cooked through. Add the chopped cilantro and remove from heat.