How to Perfectly Cook Stir-Fried Pork with Hot Peppers and Garlic Scapes?

Q: Can I use a different type of pepper for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use any thin-skinned hot pepper as a substitute for spiral peppers.

Q: What is the ideal cut of pork for this dish?
A: A mix of lean and fatty pork is recommended for the best flavor.

Q: Can I adjust the seasoning in this recipe?
A: Absolutely! You can tweak the amount of soy sauce, sugar, and salt to your preference.

Stir-Fried Pork with Hot Peppers and Garlic Scapes


  • Pork (mix of lean and fat) - as needed
  • Spiral peppers (or any thin-skinned hot peppers), several
  • Garlic scapes, a few
  • Light soy sauce - to taste
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - optional
  • Cooking oil - as needed
  1. Wash and deseed the spiral peppers, tear them into pieces, and dry fry in a pan.
  2. On medium-high heat, cook until slightly charred and fragrant. Push peppers to the side and add oil and pork slices.
  3. Fry the pork in a small area of the pan until it's slightly dry, then add soy sauce for color and basic seasoning.
  4. Continue cooking until the pork is well-coated in soy sauce and looks appetizing, then mix with the peppers. Add chopped garlic scape stems.
  5. Stir briefly, add a spoonful of water to reduce the temperature, or remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding things like cooking wine, dark soy sauce, sugar, or salt.
  6. Finish by adding the remaining garlic scape leaves, return to the heat and stir until evenly mixed. Cook to your desired doneness, then transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Enjoy your meal! See you tomorrow!
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  • This dish is a good source of protein from the pork.
  • It contains vitamins and minerals from the garlic scapes and peppers.
  • Adjusting oil and soy sauce can help manage the fat and sodium content.