Italian Stir-Fried Pork and Pasta Reimagine mealtime with this twist
One of the easiest ways to change things up in the kitchen is to recreate a traditional dish by replacing its main ingredient. As an alternative to the typical chicken or beef, fresh pork is a versatile, convenient and flavorful protein that can transform a predictable meal into something new and delicious. Rethink the typical weeknight dinner with this Italian Stir-Fried Pork and Pasta. For additional recipes, visit smithfield.com.
- 1 (1½ lb.) garlic and herb marinated pork loin*
- 1 (8-ounce) package spiral pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 small zucchini squash, sliced lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 8 sliced mushrooms
- ½ cup julienne-sliced sundried tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Heat skillet or wok to 400 degrees.
Slice marinated pork loin filet into thin strips.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Add pork strips and oil to heated skillet. Stir-fry until meat is browned, about 5 minutes.
Add zucchini, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic and butter to skillet; stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
Drain pasta and add to pork and vegetable mixture with cheese and basil; toss to coat.
* Ready-made pork products include Smithfield’s Roasted Garlic & Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet. You can also buy garlic and herb marinades at the store, or make your own, to taste. You’ll need a cup and a half of marinade for this recipe. Marinate the pork in your fridge for at least one hour, or up to one day.