Hoisin Garlic Slow Cooker Pork
1 Pork Tenderloin
5 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Cup Hoisin Sauce
2-3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
2-3 Tablespoons Soy sauce
1 Red Pepper
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Cup Sliced Green Onion
Serves three generously, or four adequately.
In the insert of the slow cooker stir together the hoisin sauce, Sesame oil and soy sauce. Finely minced the garlic and stir in as well.
Slice the pork tenderloin into thin 1/4 inch wide strips and add to slow cooker insert. Stir to evenly coat the pork in the sauce. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 4-6 hours.
When pork is almost done, prepare enough rice for the number of people being served.
Heat a skillet to medium heat.
Cut the pepper into thin strips, carrot into match sticks and dice the mushrooms. Keeping each separate.
Add about 1 Tablespoon cooking oil to heated skillet.
Cook the carrots with about 2 Teaspoons of soy sauce in the heated skillet for about three minutes, remove and set aside.
Cook the peppers with salt and pepper for about 5 minutes, set aside.
Add the mushrooms to the skillet, season with about 1-2 teaspoons each of soy sauce and Nitin, cook for about 3 minutes. Season with about a teaspoon of Sesame oil and cook for one minute more.
When ready to serve, spoon some rice into a bowl, top with some pork and sauce from the slow cooker and arrange some of the seasoned veg on top. Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds.
If your kitchen isn't stocked with mirin like mine you can substitute honey or maple syrup without affecting the taste too much. If things get too sweet you can balance things out with some vinegar or more soy sauce.