Two Ingredient Sizzling Pork
This simple two ingredient pork recipe is fantastic for days when you just want something hot but fast. You can pick up the ingredients at almost any grocery store and have it ready in minutes. Pork has also been elevated to a health status better than chicken thighs. This means we can “pig” out without the guilt. I will tell you how in this recipe.
Pork is not what the average non-Thai person thinks of when they think of Thai food. When you go to a Thai restaurant you will typically get a curry or a coconut soup. Living in Thailand or with a Thai raised wife however is a more authentic experience.
Thai Culture and More Typical Ingredients and Dishes
My sister recently made a Thai friend and was surprised when I asked her to do a Thai recipe and post it. She was suprised because her new friend had just given her Thai ingredients. I told her that it is very typical for Thai people to have food ingredients with them at any given time. This is one of the recipes I have had at Thai friends homes occasionally. Besides rice, fish, and curries pork is also something eaten almost daily. The ease of this recipe means that it is like the macaroni and cheese of Thailand. It is eaten almost by default in the working class home.
How to Choose a Healthier Cut of Pork
According to porkbeinspired.com, the website of the association promoting pork, pork is actually better than lean chicken on several metrics. The trick is just to know which cuts to choose. To quote the site.
In total, six pork cuts meet the USDA guidelines for “lean,” with less than 10 grams fat, 4.5 grams saturated fat and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving. Any cuts from the loin — like pork chops and pork roast — are leaner than skinless chicken thigh, according to USDA data.
To see a table of the common cuts of pork compared to common lean chicken cuts click the link to their comparison site here.
- Any amount of lean pork, pre marinated if possible
- Olive Oil to cover a skillet
- Cut the pork into bite sized pieces.
- Cover the bottom of a skillet in olive oil. Enough to cover the bottom of the skillet.
- Turn the burner to medium or medium high. Remember, olive oil gets really hot really fast so pay attention.
- Grill the pork for 8-1o minutes or until it is cooked through
- Place the pork on a plate.
- If you want a side vegetable like in the picture you can use the oil and just cook the vegetables for a few minutes until cooked through. How long will depend on your quantities.
- Serve with a healthier sweet Thai chili sauce or just by itself.
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