Clean Eating Dinner Recipe – Pork and Leek Stir Fry
Welcome back to Best Clean Eating Recipes!
Today’s clean eating dinner is another family favorite–and also one I learned from Grandma back in China.
It’s different from Grandma’s version, because the leek I used is not Chinese leek, or chives. It’s the bulky bunch that’s sold in American grocery stores. Still, it’s sweet, grassy and fragrant, and works well in stir fry. When stir fried in oil, the vegetable’s flavor becomes pronounced, and pairs quite nicely with pork.
Most people use only the lighter part (the bulb) of leek for cooking, but I like using the leaves as well. They are tougher to chew, but after being cooked in oil, they soften into manageable texture.
Leeks belong to the Allium Family.
It has similar health benefits as other members of the allium family like onions and garlic. They are well-known for having an impressive amount of flavonoid kaempferol, which “has repeatedly been shown to help protect our blood vessel linings from damage, including damage by overly reactive oxygen molecules.” (Source: World’s Healthiest Foods – Leeks)
Other healthy assets of leeks include Vitamin B Folates, which improve cardiovascular health, and the antioxidant polyphenols, which protect blood vessels from oxidative damage.
After reading more about leeks, I’m quite impressed with their healthy attributes.
I believe all vegetables in the allium family are good for health. However, my top reasons for eating leeks are because they taste good and are easy to make. Today’s clean eating recipe was no different. It look less than an hour to prepare, and much less time to devour. I definitely recommend that you try it.
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Clean Eating Dinner Recipe – Pork and Leek Stir Fry (makes 4)
– 0.04 lbs of organic pork chop, thinly sliced
– 2 cups of leeks, chopped
– 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil, divided
– 1/2 tea spoon of dark vinegar
– 1 pinch of sea salt
– 1 pinch of white pepper powder
– 1 table spoon of vegetable oyster sauce
– 1 table spoon of rice wine
– 2 tea spoons of organic soy sauce
– 1/2 table spoon of corn starch
1. In a mixing bowl, add pork slices, oyster sauce, soy sauce, wine and corn starch
2. Mix well, cover and marinade in fridge for 1/2 hour.
3. Heat wok on high. Add 1 table spoon of olive oil.
4. When oil gets hot, add pork. Cook until pork is done. Set aside.
5. Heat wok again, and add the other table spoon of olive oil.
6. When oil gets hot, add leek, dark vinegar, sea salt and pepper powder.
7. Stir leek on high heat for about 1 minute. (2 minutes if you like leek soft.)
8. Reduce heat to medium-high, and add pork. Stir for 1/2 minute.
Done! Enjoy with organic brown rice or quinoa.
I hope you enjoyed today’s clean eating dinner recipe.
Looking forward to seeing you next time!