Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pork Loin and Asparagus with Black Bean Sauce

Asparagus were on sale at Safeway and I couldn't help myself and bought more than what I needed for one dish. Here is what I cooked with the second batch 2 days later.


1 lb pork loin cut in cubes
1 bunch of fresh asparagus cut up (about 10 stalks) (discard about 2 inches from the bottom)
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoon black bean sauce
6 garlic cloves chopped
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon corn starch
3 tablespoon sesame oil

Heat frying pan and add sesame oil. After a few seconds, add the garlic and brown. Add the pork loin, stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add the asparagus, black bean sauce, hoisin sauce and the basil leaves. Stir all ingredients and cook for about 3 minutes in medium heat. While its simmering, combine the water and corn starch in a bowl and add in the pan and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes in slow heat until the sauce thickens then its done!

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