Here’s an unusual but delicious way to use the delicate strands of spaghetti squash—in an Asian-inspired pork stir-fry. The flavors of toasted sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic and a hit of spicy red chile sauce cling to the beautiful strands. Serve with jasmine rice.Ingredients
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
1 3-pound spaghetti squash
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
5 medium scallions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Asian red chile sauce, such as sriracha, or chile oil
Prepare the squash (Steps 1 & 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut squash in half. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place each half, cut-side down, on a baking sheet. Bake until the squash is tender, about 1 hour. Let cool for 10 minutes then shred the flesh with a fork into a bowl. Discard the shell.
Slice pork into thin rounds; cut each round into matchsticks.
Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Swirl in oil, then add scallions, garlic, ginger and salt; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add the pork; cook, stirring constantly, until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash threads and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar and chile sauce (or chile oil); cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
- Per serving
- Saturated Fat
- Monounsaturated Fat
- Dietary Fiber
- Added Sugars
- 1/2 other carbohydrates
- 3 lean meat
- Carbohydrate Servings
- Vitamin C (25% daily value)
- Potassium (24% dv)
- Iron (17% dv)