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Recipes Quick and Easy

This Carb Free Pork Stir-Fry Is The Perfect Midweek Filler

Ingredients
  • Pork fillet
  • 2 peppers (any colours)
  • Carrots
  • Soy sauce
  • Spring onions
  • Large knob of ginger
  • 1 packet of green beans

When you're on a weight loss buzz, carbs become your enemy.

Most of us are conditioned to think we need carbs in a meal to give us the feeling of fullness. But you don't. I've come up with this nice little pork fillet stir-fry to fill you right up. It's packed full of amazing, simple ingredients, super cheap to make and completely carb-free.

Pork fillet is a really inexpensive piece of meat and full of flavour. This dish really does taste as good as it looks.

Instructions

Step 1

The main ingredient here is the pork fillet. Everything else is pretty standard and super cheap. Don't be shy with the ginger either.

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Step 2

Peel the carrots.

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Step 3

Chop them in half lengthways.

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Step 4

Now cut them all at an angle, this makes them look nice. Make sure not to make them too thick, so they cook nice and evenly.

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Step 5

This is what you should be left with.

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Step 6

Grab your knob of ginger and peel it.

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Step 7

Chop the ginger up into nice chunks.

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Step 8

Heat up some oil in a large pan over a medium heat.

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Step 9

Once the oil is ready, pop in all of the ginger and cook it nice and slow.

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Step 10

As soon as the kitchen starts to smell amazing, it's time to throw in the carrots and keep them on medium heat.

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Step 11

While all that's going on, whip out the pork fillet.

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Step 12

There will be a small amount of fat and sinew that you need to trim off. Just slip your knife in under the meat and whip them off.

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Step 13

Once this is done, cut the fillet into nice thin slices so they can cook super quick.

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Step 14

Move the carrots over to one side and turn the heat up a little bit and lash the pork in to the pan.

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Step 15

Season it up with a good lash of salt and pepper.

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Step 16

While the meat is taking on a bit of colour, chop the flesh away from the peppers.

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Step 17

Slice them into nice thin pieces.

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Step 18

Cut the rough ends off the beans. You should be able to do this in one go by getting them all in one hand. But mind those fingers!

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Step 19

That's your veg prepped and all the hard work done now.

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Step 20

Check on the pan – the pork should be nice and brown on all sides and the carrots getting soft at this stage.

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Step 21

Toss the rest of the veg into the pan.

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Step 22

Keep the whole thing stirred at this stage and moving around the pan, using a spatula or wooden spoon.

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Step 23

Chop the spring onions up (top tip: If you do them at an angle they look more professional).

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Step 24

Be generous with them and have a good handful. Use the green part rather than the white.

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Step 25

When the veg has been on for about a minute, lash in a good amount of soy sauce. Again don't be shy at this stage – it's all about the flavour.

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Step 26

Stir in the spring onions and cook them out for another minute or two.

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Step 27

That's it, plate it all up and sprinkle a few spring onions over the top. Looking absolutely delish and you're nearly a pro chef at this stage.

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So there you go, another quality recipe with just seven ingredients, ready in less than 20 minutes and not a single carb in sight. 

The fact that the pork is cheap means that you'll feed a good few people with this at only a fraction of the cost of other meals. Give it a try, it's really gorgeous.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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