Pork Stir Fry Recipe

Spicy Stir Fry Recipe

Restaurant Spicy Pork Recipe

I love stir fry! It is doesn’t matter whether it is a Pork Stir Fry, or beef, chicken or vegetables. I also love to cook them.

There is something fun about shaking the skillet or wok.

Stir-frying was apparently originally a Chinese cooking technique.

The process spread through American Chinese communities and then beyond.

Stir frying results in food being cooked just right. Not over-cooked where all the nutrients have been cooked out of the food.

Stir fried meals are often recommended as both healthy and appealing, especially for their use of vegetables in combination with pork, beef and fish.

This particular pork stir fry recipe is a bit spicy but it is also a favorite restaurant recipe. You can use just about any vegetables you have on hand. This gives us a great deal of flexibility. And yes, the restaurant recipe will work with beef or chicken if you prefer.

I use naturally grown pork for all the recipes and for this particular stir fry, I use thin sliced pork.

To cut down on the “heat,” you can reduce the amount of cayenne pepper.

Pork Stir Fry Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 5-6 depending on portion.



  • Peanut oil as needed for stir frying (or Canola oil)
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin (or your choice), partially frozen for easier slicing
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 1/2 pounds of vegetables, your choice (I like to use combinations such as julienne carrots, broccoli, green or red and/or yellow peppers, sugar snap peas, asparagus and sometimes sliced water chestnuts, but you can substitute your favorites or whatever you have on hand)
  • Green onion cut on the bias (diagonal cuts) for a tasty garnish



  • Cut pork tenderloin into thin slices and set aside
  • Combine and mix sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, cayenne and ginger in a small dish and set aside
  • Heat peanut oil (or Canola oil) in a wok or sauté pan over high heat
  • Add pork and stir fry 30 seconds
  • Add garlic and vegetables and stir fry about 30 seconds more
  • Push pork and vegetables to the sides of the pan or wok
  • Add soy mixture, turn heat down to low and bring to simmer
  • Stir to coat meat and vegetables
  • Plate and garnish with green onions

Serve this stir fry with Jasmine rice, Basmati rice or brown rice. :-)

Enjoy your restaurant pork recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? The term “stir-fry” was introduced into the English language in a cookbook "How to Cook and Eat in Chinese" in 1944.