Citrus Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

Citrus flavors brighten just about any dish they take part in. Adding them to everything from baked goods to your favorite seafood dish adds some tangy sunshine to the mix. This property of citrus fruits gets tripled in this perfect stir fry for the edge of spring. Tender pork gets paired with green broccoli and orange sweet peppers to make a meal that's both full of flavor and downright beautiful at a time when we are all looking for some color on our plates.

Of course, you can tweak your vegetable choices here, but I highly recommend something on the crunchy end of things and some choices that bring a bit of the rainbow to your plate. Paired with strips of pork tenderloin and the star of the show - a sweet and spicy citrusy sauce - this quick stir fry is just what we all need as we watch spring fight for seasonal dominance outside our doors.

Like all stir fries, this one is excellent served over steamed rice, tender Asian noodles, or tucked into lettuce or rice wraps. Then add the beverage of your choice and call it dinner. Save fussier sides for a different meal. This one's all about bringing quick, healthy, and downright beautiful food to your table without asking you to devote any more than about a half hour of your time.

Citrus Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin - about 10-12 ounces - cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large head of broccoli - cut into florets
  • 5-6 orange mini peppers - stem and seeds removed and sliced into thin strips

Combine the first 9 ingredients (orange juice through cornstarch) in a resealable glass jar. Lid the jar and shake vigorously to combine; set aside.

Heat the sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the pork tenderloin and stir fry lightly for 7-9 minutes or until fully browned. Add the broccoli and mini peppers and stir fry for another 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp tender.

Add the reserved sauce from the jar - shake again before adding if it has separated at all. Continue stir frying for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and has evenly coated the meat and vegetables. Serve hot over cooked rice, Asian noodles, or tucked into lettuce or rice wraps.

  • Yields: 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes