Tonight is a perfect example of my cooking, when I have no idea what to make! I was supposed to have dinner with my sister, but plans were cancelled at the last minute. So, here I am at home at dinner time. All of my kids are out, so I am the only one here, and am trying to figure out what I feel like eating! As I have said many times before, when in doubt, you never can go wrong with pork tenderloin.
So, let's see what you think of my creation!
I sliced two tenderloins, and marinaded them in soy sauce, a little olive oil, some chopped ginger, a couple of crushed garlic cloves, a little corn starch, and sesame oil. I would have added a little sherry if I had some!
I cut up a Vidalia onion and half of a green pepper and cooked them. When done, I placed them in a bowl, so that I could cook the pork. I added a few cut up mushrooms to the onions, figuring the heat from cooking them would just about take the chill off the mushrooms.
I warm the pan up so that I can now cook the pork, a small amount at a time. The whole point is to cook everything hot and quick.
When all the pork is cooked, I add it to the onion and pepper mixture, and dump in a bunch of pine nuts. You could add peanuts or cashews if you have either of them on hand. I had a bottle of Oyster Sauce that I added to this, along with the end of a bottle of General Tsao's sauce. In other words....whatever you have on hand that has an oriental flavor would work! I worked with the flavors of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and then whatever else I could find. The corn starch you mixed in with the pork will work well at thickening your dish.
The last ingredient I want to add is some ramen noodles. I cook 3 packages in a separate pan. I drain off the broth, and mix the noodles into my creation.
After giving it a taste, I only needed to add a little more soy sauce. I have to say, for having no idea what to make for dinner, this came out pretty darn good!
Feel free to experiment and add more veggies if you have them~ nothing is set in stone!