Once the weather gets warmer, you’ll want to spend less time in the kitchen. Here’s one solution: a perfect “meal in a salad” ! Sweet, tangy teriyaki pork strips strewn across slices of tomatoes, crisp lettuce leaves and a good heaping of corn kernels. And drizzling all around the pile of veggies, is a tangy dressing of interesting flavors.
There are different ways to prepare this pork: Char-grill it outdoors. Or grill it indoors. Or if preferred, pan sear it stove top. And if you’d rather not use pork, use boneless chicken cuts and it’s just as delightful.
Make it ahead, bring it to a party or just have it on a quiet night at home. Whichever way, it’s a sure healthy, wholesome meal in a salad!
Here’s a perfect “meal in a salad” ! Sweet, tangy teriyaki pork strips strewn across slices of tomatoes, crisp lettuce leaves and a good heaping of corn kernels. And drizzling all around the pile of veggies, is a tangy dressing of interesting flavors.
- rice wine vinegar - 1/4 cup
- ginger ale - 1/4 cup
- granulated sugar - 2 Tablespoons
- salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- whole tomato - 1
- corn kernels - 1/3 cup boiled or canned (drain if canned)
- lettuce leaves - 2 to 3 cups, washed and shredded in small pieces
- soy sauce - 3 Tablespoons
- tomato catsup - 1/4 cup
- brown sugar - 3 Tablespoons
- lemon juice - from 1 lemon
- pork tenderloin or pork chops - sliced in 2-inch thin strips
- salt - 1 teaspoon
- black pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
1. Make a teriyaki marinade by mixing the soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice, with salt and pepper to taste. Marinate the pork (or chicken ) with this teriyaki sauce. Refrigerate overnight.
2. The following day, pan sear the pork slices (or chicken) in a skillet over medium heat with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook for about 15-18 minutes or till meat is tender.
3. When cooked, remove from skillet and slice in strips. Let the meat cool slightly before adding on top of salad.
To Assemble Salad:
1. Mix together the salad dressing : rice wine vinegar, ginger ale, sugar, salt. Arrange lettuce leaves in bottom of bowl.
2. Add the tomato slices and teriyaki strips.
3. Sprinkle the corn kernels all around.
4. Drizzle the salad dressing just before serving. Serve chilled.
RECIPE NOTES: If preferred, you can cook the teriyaki steaks and have it alone as a meal. It will go well with steamed jasmine white rice.