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Sesame Stir-Fried Pork with Shiitakes

6 Servings

30 minutes

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Pork tenderloin and kimchi headline this stir-fry, but fresh shiitake mushrooms and a full bunch of scallions add to its umami-rich appeal. For a meatless alternative, substitute a 14-ounce container of extra-firm tofu, drained and cut in 1-inch cubes, for the pork.




Don’t finely chop the kimchi. Larger pieces better retain their texture and flavor.

30 minutes


  • 1

    -pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin

  • cups well-drained napa cabbage kimchi, roughly chopped, plus 2 tablespoons kimchi juice, divided


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Amber F.

Could you use dried shitakes for this if in a pinch for this kimchi flavor bomb?

Jim S.

I've tried both ways and both worked fine. I can get a 1 oz. package at a local grocery for $2.50. As good or better than the fresh.
Adding that I love this recipe.

Lorraine T.

Made it last night! Delicious. But extra shitakes.
But of course flavor will depend on the kimchi one buys. I bought a spicy one but it was disappointingly NOT spicy at all.

Sumeet P.

With modifications: Mirin: Sake with sugar, Cauliflower kimchi with radish kimchi and possibly that caused it to be barely palatable. I will put this dish in my do not make list.

Kristine M.

We didn't like this either. I made it as written except with dry sherry instead of mirin. Was thinking maybe we just don't like kimchi.
Milk Street folks, please give us the ability to rate the recipes.

elizabeth b.

So good! My husband and I devoured this. Comes together quickly and very satisfying. We used some sliced up pork chops that had probably been in the freezer too long. Impossible to tell they were a little old with all that kimchi! Yum!