Coriander leaves or often called Cilantro, is one of the herbs that is always in our fridge. It is almost compulsory to have it if you are going to fix some Asian dishes. I actually see more and more Coriander leave/Cilantro being used in Western cooking as well, especially in fusion recipes. I’m a big fan of Coriander leaves/Cilantro. To me, it is great on almost anything. From soup all the way to meat dishes and anything in between.
Stir-frying the pork with the fresh coriander leaves is also very flavorful and also another easy dish. The “meaty” flavor of pork is tamed by the fresh coriander, resulting in a delicious, satisfying dish.
STIR-FRIED PORK WITH FRESH CORIANDER (4 servings)
1 lb (450 g) pork or if you prefer to use other meat like boneless lamb or goat loin/steaks, this recipe will work too
2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine or dry sherry
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp corn starch
4 oz (125 g) fresh chilies
2 Tbsp peanut oil
Handful of fresh coriander (washed)
1. Cut the meat into thin slices and combine it in a small bowl with the soy sauce, rice wine or dry sherry, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and corn starch. Let the meat marinade for 30 minutes at least
2. Seed and cut the chilies into thin slices. Heat a wok or large frying pan until hot. Add the oil and when it smokes add the meat, stir-frying for 2 minutes or until it is browned. Remove with a slotted spoon
3. Add the chilies and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Put in the fresh coriander and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Return the meat to the wok, give a couple of good stirs, and serve immediately