An Inspiring Stir Fry with Plum Sauce
Hello, everyone! We’re back after months of our Inspiring Cuisine course to teach, a slew of choir concerts to play for, and a speaking engagement for Christian Woman’s Club. Topic: the cookbook and how it all came about. God is moving.
Summer is upon us, but we’re still cooking. RuthAnn prepared Chicken Enchiladas and Calabacitas (p 92-93 in our Inspiring Cuisine cookbook) for visiting cousins and Frozen Lemon Cream Cheese Pie for a group of praying friends (found on p. 93-94 of our Inspiring Cuisine cookbook.)
And today we’re offering a stir-fry with plum sauce. It’s simple to fix and doesn’t require much time over a hot stove. Plus you can probably use some of your left-overs.
Pork Stir Fry with Plum Sauce
You will need:
One half Pork tenderloin, sliced (this can be left over or fresh.)
Two tablespoons Oil
1 cup coarsely chopped Summer Squash
1 cup chopped Green Beans (fresh)
½ cup coarsely chopped Carrots
1 Small Onion, diced
Sweet Teriyaki Marinade (bottled or homemade)
- Slice pork tenderloin.
- Pour cooking oil into skillet.
- Place sliced pork tenderloin in skillet and cover with 1/3 to ½ cup marinade. Set aside.
- Coarsely chop vegetables, including ¼ cup fresh ginger.
- Cook pork until lightly browned on both sides.
- Add vegetables and fresh ginger.
- Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Add craisins to taste.
- Stir in ¼ cup or more of bottled Plum Sauce.
- Serve over cooked rice.
Food for Thought:
Sometimes when I concoct a stir fry, I throw whatever left-overs I have in without much thought. But if there are too many ingredients, if, in fact, there’s a multitude of ingredients, the stir fry is spoiled. There’s no dominant flavor, and you feel like you are eating glorified hash.
Thinking about too great a multitude of ingredients in a dish makes me remember what I’ve been studying about lately—the folly of a multitude of words. Have you ever taken a trip with an untested friend only to discover the friend talks non-stop? How wearying that trip turns out to be! The Bible says it this way, “In the multitude of words, there lacketh not sin, but he that refraineth his lips is wise”(Proverbs 10:19KJV)
As one Celtic writer said, “Silence is luminous.”
I’ve been studying some passages that relate to Christ’s transfiguration. The context in Mark 8 speaks a great deal of Peter. The order goes like this: Peter makes his astounding declaration that Jesus in the Christ. He receives many kudos. But he lets it go to his head, and before long he’s rebuking Jesus for saying He’s going to die soon. This time, it’s not kudos he receives but strong rebuke: “Get the behind me, Satan.” Ouch! It would been better if Peter had held his tongue.
But Peter does not learn his lesson. As he witnesses the glorious transfiguration of Christ, he blurts out the first thing that comes to his mind, and this time God rebukes him. He overshadows him in a cloud and speaks, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.”
James writes that “the tongue is a fire, a world of inquity”(James 3:6a).
As it is best to think ahead, ponder about what we will put in our stir fries, so it’s best to hold our tongue and ponder well before we speak.
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).