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Orange Pork with Scallions and Spicy Glass Noodles


1 pound pork tenderloin
2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
*1 cup white onions, sliced
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons bottled ground fresh ginger (used freshly grated ginger)
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/3 cup diagonally cut green onions
Sliced green onions (optional)

Cut pork into 2 x 1/4-inch-wide strips. Combine pork and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a bowl; toss well. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch, broth, and next 4 ingredients (through salt).

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness; stir frequently. Remove pork from pan.

Heat oil in pan. Add carrots, 1/4 cup water, ginger, and garlic to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return pork to pan. Stir in broth mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 30 seconds. Stir in 1/3 cup onions. Serve immediately. Garnish with sliced onions, if desired.

Spicy Glass Noodles:

2 tablespoon canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek
Sliced green onions for garnish
Glass Noodles

Soak glass noodles lukewarm water for 5 minutes. Drain water and set aside.

In a medium-high add oil and garlic, saute it for 3 minutes. Then add glass noodles and mix sambal oelek. Toss to coat and garnish with green onions.

*This is my one of the quick and easy dinner done in 20 minutes thanks to Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes cookbook. I can always find a recipe cooked in minutes no sweat. Adding the cornstarch to meat before cooking makes it tender and with a silky texture. I love this simple dish and I made this simple but spicy side dish the Spicy Glass Noodles. Glass noodles are made out of mung beans. This noodle you can make with soup, salad and stir-fry. It absorbs a lot of flavor just perfect with the Orange Pork with Scallions. enJOY!!!

Source: Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes (Orange Pork with Scallions)