Courtesy Eating Well Magazine
4 Servings; active cooking time is 30 minutes, total time is about 1.5 hours
The spaghetti "noodles" of spaghetti squash are perfect in this oriental-type pork stir-fry. If you bake the squash ahead of time, the dish comes together in less than 30 minutes for a quick and healthy dinner. If you don't want to bake the squash, it can be boiled until tender, which should be 30-40 minutes.
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
parsley or cilantro for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. 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.
3. Slice pork into thin rounds; cut each round into matchsticks.
4. 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.