I pulled out my cookbooks the other day, when I was working on my menu plan.
So often we forget that we have a myriad of delicious recipes at our fingertips, and it's easy to get stuck in a rut and basically make the same thing over and over.
But at times we get a little tired and want something new, so I made up my whole menu plan using newish recipes to us and so far, everyone has enjoyed it.
This one is going on our favorites list, it tastes amazing and it's not too complicated to make. Besides, if you can get Asian food at home without having to order take-out, why not?
I adapted the recipe slightly to suit our needs, but I'll tell you below where and what I did.
Hot Sesame Pork
Source: America's Best Recipes
1/2 (16-ounce) package wonton wrappers
2 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed
3/4 cup sesame seeds, divided (I didn't use sesame seeds in this recipe)
1 cup vegetable oil, divided
/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup dark sesame oil, divided
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
10 to 12 small green onions, sliced
1 (10-ounce) package mixed salad greens (I served mine with Basmati Rice instead)
1 bok choy, shredded(I used some coleslaw mix, just eyeballed it)
*I also added in half a small onion, sliced thinly
Cut wonton wrappers into 1/2-inch strips, and cut pork into 3- x 1-inch strips; set aside. Toast 1/2 cup sesame seeds in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes; remove from skillet.
Pour 1/2 cup vegetable oil into skillet; heat to 375°. Fry wonton strips in batches until golden. Drain on paper towels; set aside. Drain skillet.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup sesame seeds, flour, salt, and pepper in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add pork. Seal and shake to coat.
Pour 2 tablespoons sesame oil into skillet; place over medium heat. Fry half of pork in hot oil, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until golden. Remove and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil and pork. Add in the onion and coleslaw mix at this point, cook until onion is tender.
Process toasted sesame seeds, remaining 1/2 cup vegetable oil, soy sauce, and vinegar in a blender 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Combine pork and green onions; drizzle with soy sauce mixture, tossing gently.
Combine mixed greens and bok choy; top with pork mixture and fried wonton strips.(I topped the pork mixture with the fried wonton strips, and then served it along with the rice)