The universal language According to the USDA, the United States is the world’s largest exporter of pork and pork-related products. However, when it comes to finding inspiration for their pork-based dishes, many U.S. chefs are importing ideas from international cuisine. Here, Chef Magazine offers a sampling of such globally diverse, pork-centric recipes. of pork by Evan Noetzel Mann Packing, Salinas, Calif.,; wine pairing by Marlene Rossman Yield: 4-6 servings 2/3 c. soy sauce 1 c. Aji-Mirin sweet cooking wine 2 T. black bean hot sauce 2 T. corn starch 2 leeks, white parts only 3 T. oil 6-8 garlic cloves, coarsely sliced 1 1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cut into strips 3 c. baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise 3 c. Mann’s Sugar Snap Peas 2 c. fresh whole basil leaves Method (1) Combine soy sauce, Aji-Mirin and black bean hot sauce. Place pork in bowl; cover with half of sauce mixture. Marinate; refrigerated, for at least 1 hour. Add corn starch to remaining sauce, stirring to dissolve. (2) Cut leeks into 2” chunks. Halve each chunk lengthwise; cut each of those chunks 3 or 4 times lengthwise, to make julienned slivers 1/4” long by 2” wide. Set aside about 1/2 c. of leeks for garnish. (3) Heat oil in large wok or skillet. Add garlic. Using slotted spoon, add pork; stir fry for 2-4 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Remove pork and garlic; set aside. (4) Add carrots to wok; stir fry 1 minute. Add snap peas; stir fry 2 minutes. Add pork, leek, basil and remaining sauce; stir fry until sauce boils and thickens. (5) Garnish with reserved leeks. (Pictured with jasmine rice.) Wine Pairing: With aromas and flavors of jasmine and apricots, A-Mano Moscato 2007 (Italy), will stand up to the soy and black bean sauces. Visit Chef’s June digital edition at for more recipes. MANN’S THAI STYLE STIR FRY WITH SUGAR SNAP PEAS Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.,; wine pairing by Marlene Rossman Yield: 1 sandwich 1 Rich’s FTO Italian Peppercorn Sandwich Roll 1-2 T. yellow prepared mustard 1 oz. Swiss cheese, sliced 2 oz. Rich’s Double Rub Pork BBQ 2 oz. baked ham, sliced 1 oz. dill pickles, sliced Olive oil, as needed Method (1) Bake Sandwich Roll, per directions on box. (2) Cut roll in half; spread with mustard. (3) Place Swiss cheese on each half. Layer pork, ham and pickles on bottom half. (4) Brush both outside top and bottom of roll with olive oil; grill in panini press until cheese is melted and sandwich is heated through and crusty. Wine Pairing: Artezin Zinfandel 2007 (California), with spicy blackberry and plum flavors, pairs nicely with pork, cheese, pickles and mustard. CUBANO PORK SANDWICH June 2009 | 13 13 Ethnic Pork Recipes cm_v4.indd 13 5/21/09 1:23:40 PM