I was on a Japanese-high that day, I spent almost all my morning in a Japanese grocery and department store. I brought home Japanese food, tableware and tools. I loved it! I was on leave and was free to do anything I wanted!
When I got home for lunch, I didn’t have any left overs in the fridge so I checked it for anything I could cook quickly. I gathered pork tenderloin, onion and green bell pepper and remembered the yakiniku at the Japanese food stall in Robinson’s galleria supermarket when my husband and I were still dating. The sauce of my bacon enoki rolls tasted like that sauce so I decided to use that for this dish. I also remembered sesame seeds were put as garnish/topping, so I got some sesame seeds and toasted them.
First, I sliced the pork tenderloin into strips and marinated in 1 tablespoon of premium soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil. I let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Next, I sliced 1/3 of a bell pepper and half of a big white onion (or is this yellow onion? I don’t really know!)
I combined 1 tablespoon of sake, 2 tablespoons of mirin, 2 tablespoons of premium soy sauce and a pinch of garlic powder in a bowl.
I got my pan, heated oil then browned the pork strips. This took about 10 minutes.
Next, I added the onions and bell pepper and sautéed for about 2 minutes.
Then I added the sauce and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Pour everything onto a plate and top with toasted sesame seeds.
Enjoy it with steamed white rice! 😀
(Prep Time: 5 minutes | Marinating Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: about 15 minutes)
- 250g Pork tenderloin, cut into strips
- Half an onion, sliced
- 1/3 green bell pepper, sliced
- 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 Tbsp premium soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp sake
- 2 Tbsp mirin
- 2 Tbsp premium soy sauce
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Slice pork tenderloin into strips and marinate for 15 minutes.
- Slice bell pepper and onion.
- Heat pan and 1 Tbsp oil, brown pork for about 10 minutes (make sure to flip them).
- Add onion and green bell pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add sauce and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Serve and top with taste sesame seeds.
Makes 2 servings