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
- Wash and deseed the spiral peppers, tear them into pieces, and dry fry in a pan.
- On medium-high heat, cook until slightly charred and fragrant. Push peppers to the side and add oil and pork slices.
- Fry the pork in a small area of the pan until it's slightly dry, then add soy sauce for color and basic seasoning.
- Continue cooking until the pork is well-coated in soy sauce and looks appetizing, then mix with the peppers. Add chopped garlic scape stems.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enjoy your meal! See you tomorrow!
- 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.