I luv me some Jerk Chicken, and while Jerk Shrimp is underrated IMHO.. Jerk Pork is simply special (outstanding). Especially when it’s been marinated overnight in a wicked Jerk Marinade and grilled over charcoal or on my Traeger Smoker. You MUST allow things to happen low and slow though. With that said, I had some leftover Jerk Pork from the night before so I decided to clear out the fridge a bit and rock a wicked Jerk Pork Stir Fry.
1/2 lb jerk pork slices
1 1/2 tablespoon grape seed oil (optional)
2 cloves garlic (chopped fine)
1 medium onion (sliced)
3/4 red bell pepper (chopped)
3/4 orange bell pepper (chopped)
1 medium carrot (thin sliced)
2 stalks celery (with leaves)
3/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon chili crisp
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
3/4 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 scallions (chopped)
leaves of celery (chopped)
Notes! May I recommend that you follow along with the video below. Should you want this extra spicy, add any of your fav hot peppers or a dash of pepper sauce (hot sauce). The jerk marinade I used in grilling the pork had scotch bonnet peppers in it.
Further. Should you want to add grated ginger, sliced cabbage, mushrooms and zucchini to the stir fry, please do so. Additionally, you may add cooked noodles and have it become an outstanding one-pot meal.
Prep all the ingredients as the cook time will be fairly quick.
Heat the oil (use your fav oil) on a medium flame (I explain why I like using a wok), then add the celery (sliced), followed by the onion and garlic. Turn the heat down slightly so we don’t burn the garlic. Should you want to add grated ginger, do so now.
After 2-3 minutes, turn the heat back up to medium and add the peppers and carrot, along any other vegetable/s you feel like adding. Stir well and cook for 2 minutes.
Now go in with the Hoisin, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce and Chili Crisp. Stir well and cook for another minute. I don’t usually add any salt as the jerk marinade I used along with the soy sauce is enough sodium for me. But later on you may add salt should you like (after tasting the completed dish).
In goes the thinly sliced Jerk Pork and cook until the pork is heated through. About 2-3 minutes on that medium flame.
Just before turning off the stove add the scallions and celery leaves and toss. The residual heat will warm those through and brighten up the overall stir-fry.
I’m not the biggest fan of sesame oil, so I went lightly, however you may adjust this to your liking. Should you be adding cooked noodles to the mix, may I suggest that you double up on the sesame oil, soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Oyster sauce is a great addition to this Jerk Pork Stir Fry as well.
I hope you get an opportunity to make this awesome Jerk Pork Stir Fry for you, your family and friends.