I don’t know about you but one of the hardest things to eat out, when you are trying to eat good, is Chinese food. It can be loaded with tons of sodium, hidden calories and fat all the while being bathed in delicious sauces that make you want to keep eating. The Hubby loves chinese food so I have been on a mission to find some lighter options, that can be made quickly but still with all of his favorite flavors…trust me this has been a challenge for sure.
I have had some success in the past…I made this skinny stir fry that The Hubby loved but he kept asking me for a teriyaki dish. As I was researching different recipes I kept running into the same issues, all of them were loaded with tons of calories…so I started playing around with some different ingredients until I found a combo I liked and one that I thought The Hubby would love.
The ingredient that seemed to really make the difference was the orange juice. It added a hint of sweetness and a little tartness to the pork that really makes this a special dish. I also love the little bit of spice from the ground ginger and the tang from the vinegar…this really is a perfect marinade. When it cooks down it becomes even more perfect…trust me this will be a new favorite for sure.
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If pork is not your favorite use this marinade with chicken or salmon…both would be amazing!! You could also cut the meat into large chunks and then marinade it then place on skewers with veggies and pineapple for a beautiful and healthy teriyaki skewer…ummmm might have to make those soon!
You can still enjoy all the best of chinese food flavors without all the guilt that normally comes with it…trust me this teriyaki will become a favorite!! Serve it with spicy grilled pineapple for an extra punch.