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Sweet & Savory Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry

Glaze pork tenderloin with Cajeta, a Mexican caramel sauce, that’s made savory with the addition of fish sauce. The result is a stir-fry with a world of sweet and savory flavors.

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  • 1 cup (250ml) goat milk or lite cream

  • 1/4 cup (75ml) fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

  • 2 teaspoons anise seed*, crushed

  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Chinese Five Spice

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 750g pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2cm slices

  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice


  • 1.

    Mix goat milk, fish sauce, garlic, anise seed, pepper and Chinese five spice in medium bowl. Set aside. Place sugar and ¼ cup water in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat. Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully whisk in goat milk mixture. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture is well blended. Set aside.

  • 2.

    Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large Frying pan on medium-high heat. Add pork in batches; cook until browned on both sides. Remove pork from Frying pan . Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to Frying pan, if needed. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned.

  • 3.

    Stir in caramel sauce; cook and stir 5 minutes on medium heat. Return pork to Frying pan; cook 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve pork over cooked rice.

  • TIP: Cajeta is a thick caramel from Mexico. Goat or cow’s milk is cooked slowly with sugar and a flavoring, such as cinnamon and vanilla, until it is thick and a deep rich color and flavor. Use it as a luxurious topping or filling for cakes and cookies or as an ingredient in desserts. * Anise seed has the flavor of liquorice, fennel and tarragon and should not be confused for the Star Anise spice.:


Nutrition Information Per Serving: 386 Calories, Fat 10g, Protein 28g, Carbohydrates 46g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 978mg, Fiber 1g

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