Pork and Ampalaya with Oyster Sauce. This is an old recipe my Beef and Ampalaya with Oyster Sauce is one of the very first dish that I have posted when I was starting this Pinoy Food Blog. I do have also a chicken version of the dish, Chicken and Ampalaya with Oyster Sauce. I love this dish it is easy to cook and you cannot go wrong. I am am sure you will love it as well, not of course you do not like ampalaya.
As I said cooking is easy, and it is also very quick. For the pork used tenderloin, cut in thin strips and marinated with soy sauce, cornstarch and ground peppercorns. Cooking mostly require stir frying.
Here is the recipe of my Pork and Ampalaya with Oyster Sauce.
1 medium size pork tenderloin, about 1/2 kilo, sliced into strips
1 medium to large size ampalaya, split in halves de-seeded, sliced crosswise
1 small size onion, peeled, chopped
1/2 head garlic, peeled, crushed, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. ground peppercorns
Marinate pork strips in soy sauce, half of the cornstarch and a dash of salt and pepper for 10 to 15 minutes. In a wok, heat cooking oil and stir fry the pork in batches until color changes to brown and start to sizzle, set aside. Using the same wok sauté garlic and onion until fragrant. Add in the ampalaya and stir cook for 1 to 2 minutes then add in 1/2 to 1 cup of water. Continue to cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until the ampalaya is just cooked. Add in the pork and oyster sauce and stir cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Thicken sauce with the remaining cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup of water, cook for another half a minute until sauce thickens. Correct saltines if required. Serve hot with a lot of rice.