My newest Westover Leftover was quite a challenge. We had been out most of the day and didn’t plan anything for dinner. I had a teeny little piece of Pork Tenderloin in the refrigerator. It was probably enough to make one sandwich. I wanted to do something with it, but I wasn’t sure what, and I had 3 adults to feed. After pawing around, I saw Broccoli in the Vegetable drawer, I suddenly started yanking things out. You might have been injured if you stood in my way. I had Sake, Teriyaki Sauce, the Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, a package of Mushrooms, and plenty of Garlic. No Snow Peas, but not a problem. I’d use frozen peas. (I ended up forgetting them and was mad!)
Nothing was measured. I sort of eye-balled everything, so know that the Ingredients listed below are not etched in stone, and are a guideline to get you started. Change it out however you wish! Hate Broccoli? No problem. Add Bean Sprouts instead. If you love Water Chestnuts, throw some in. No Sake in the house? Use White Wine.
Ugh. I cooked too many Noodles. Now I have leftover Noodles. Ha ha
INGREDIENTS: YIELDS 3 – 4 SERVINGS
Leftover Pork (I used about ¼ of a Pork Tenderloin, but any leftover Pork will be fine)
1 Carrot, diced, Julienned, or shredded
1 cup or so fresh Broccoli, cut into pieces
2 mini Sweet Peppers, sliced
One 8 oz package Mushrooms (Sliced or quartered)
1 Onion, sliced lengthwise
1 cup Snow Peas (or Sweet Peas, Fresh or frozen)
¾ of a can of chicken broth +/-
¼ cup Sake +/-
¼ cup Teriyaki Sauce
¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 TBSP Corn Starch
Seasonings: Black Pepper, a few dashes of Five Spice Powder, a few dashes of Ginger Powder
OPTIONAL: Top with Sesame seeds
Preheat a large skillet, and drizzle some Olive Oil in the bottom. Add the Vegetables that will take the longest to cook. I started with Broccoli and diced Carrot. Sauté for a few minutes, and add the Mushrooms and mini Sweet Peppers. I drizzled with a bit of Soy Sauce. Continue cooking, adding the faster cooking Veggies as you go. The Peas and Onion get added next. Garlic goes last. You can start adding Soy, Teriyaki Sauce, and Sake a tablespoon or so at a time. The same with the Seasonings. They can be added any time. Do NOT over do on the Five Spice Powder or Ginger Powder because they can both be overpowering. Add more at the end after tasting, if you wish.
When the Veggies are cooked, push them to the side of the pan. Add your diced or shredded Pork. I added another few tsp each of Sake, Teriyaki Sauce and Soy Sauce. Cook until just heated through. Push to the side.
I’m sure you recall that if I have leftover chicken or beef broth, I pour it into a baggie and stick it in the freezer for times like this. I think I had somewhere between ½ and ¾ of a can of chicken broth that I pulled out. I didn’t even thaw it. You’ll see in the pictures. I did allow a teeny bit of it to thaw before I added a bit of Corn Starch. I stirred just that side of the pan until the Corn Starch was dissolved. I brought it to a simmer, and then mixed the everything together. Now you can give it a taste and check the Seasonings.
Serve over cooked rice or any kind of noodles.
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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2019