Competiion BBQ generates a lot of leftover kale, so we are putting it to good use in this fun and easy dish.
See us make it here.
1.5 lbs of pork
4 bunches of kale
½ cup oil
½ onion (doesn’t matter the color) thinly sliced
¼ cup of soy sauce
¼ cup of oyster sauce (can be found in most supermarkets)
1/8 cup rice vinegar
1/8 cup mirin (Japanese sweet cooking vinegar - you can just double the amount of rice vinegar if you don't have mirin)
2 tbps seasame seeds
1/8 cup of fish sauce
1/8 cup of sesame oil
½ cup of coriander or cilantro (they are the same plant)
Small nub of ginger root, grated and sliced
5 stalks of green onions or spring onions
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup of carrots sliced into straw like shapes
Small handful of chopped mint and coriander (optional)
Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and mirin in a small bowl. This is your marinade and finishing sauce.
Take the pork and cut into bite size pieces and put into the marinade and give it a quick stir. Place in the refridgerator for 2-12 hours.
Ready to Cook
Slice the onions, keeping the white part to cook with the other ingredients, and set side the green part to be added at the end.
Heat a wok or frying pan at high heat with no oil. Once hot, toast the sesame seeds until fragrant. This will take about 2 minutes, but take care not to burn them. Set the roasted seeds aside.
Put half of the oil in the pan and let it get hot. Take 1/3 of the pork slices out of the marinade and place in the pan, browning it for color. Set it aside, and repeat for each third. Once done, set aside the rest of the marinade. The goal here is for a fast pork cook just to give them some color and good flavor.
Add the rest of the oil to the pan and add the ginger and garlic. Cook until just fragrant then add the onion and the white part of the green onions. Cook for 1 minute.
Add the carrots and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
Add the browned pork that was set aside earlier and cook for 6 minutes.
Add the kale and cook until the kale starts to wilt.
Add the optional mint and coriander. Trust me it really does taste good and adds some amazing flavor!
For the finish add the remaining marinade and green onions. Cook for one minute, then turn off the heat and continue to stir. Add the fish sauce and sesame seed oil and sesame seeds. Stir and serve!
This goes great with any kind of rice or noodles!