Spicy Pork Stir Fry

 

I'd say this is far from a 10 on the spicy scale - just hot enough to make you feel alive, but it won't send you running for the milk. If you want it spicier, you could add a few dashes of Sriracha to the sauce. For a milder version: instead of slicing the serrano chile whole, cut in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and ribs, which contain the most heat.

What you will need

chili, peanut, or other vegetable oil

3/4 pound pork chops or pork cutlets, sliced into strips

3 medium carrots, thinly sliced on an angle

2 celery stalks, thinly sliced on an angle

1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced

3/4 cup frozen peas

1 (8oz) can water chestnuts, sliced

2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 serrano chile, thinly sliced

2 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons soy sauce

cooked rice, for serving

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon tahini

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 cup water

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