Sweet Pork (Moo-Wan)
This is a simple recipe from Northern Thailand that turns pork tenderloin into sweet perfection.
- 4 shallots
- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
- ¼ cup water
- Peel shallots and cut into thin slices. Set aside.
- Remove fat from the outside of the pork tenderloin. Slice pork into ¼-inch thick slices. Set aside.
- Add the oil to a 10-inch skillet, wok or deep sided pan and place over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
- Add the shallots and fry for 1-2 minutes until they begin to turn brown.
- Add the sugar and stir until melted (be careful not to splash yourself).
- Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, and water and bring to a boil.
- Add the pork and reduce the heat to medium and cook for 7-8 minutes or until pork is tender and cooked through.
- Once the pork is cooked, remove it with a slotted-spoon to a rimmed-serving dish. Turn the heat to high and boil the sauce for 1 minute to thicken it.
- Pour the sauce over the pork and serve with steamed broccoli and pineapple chunks.